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Nathan Brown is an author, singer-songwriter, photographer, and award-winning poet who recently served as the Poet Laureate of Oklahoma for 2013/2014. Though he lives now in Wimberley, Texas with his wife, Ashley, he has always considered Oklahoma home.

Nathan taught at the University of Oklahoma for many years, but now travels widely, offering readings, house concerts, creativity workshops, and musical performances in an effort to bring back the hint of a smile and the hope for a good story in poems. . . poems unafraid of making sense. . . poems that carry us to better places. (Bio continued below.)

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Performances and Workshops, click here.


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Nathan is an accomplished poet who has performed his work from the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in Long Island, NY to the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon, and the Woody Guthrie Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma, only to name a few. His performances of poetry have been likened to musical concerts, and, in fact, he now makes a big part of his living on house concerts and live shows that combine songs and poems.

He has published eleven books:

To Sing Hallucinated: First Thoughts on Last Words
Oklahoma Poems, and Their Poets - Finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award
Less Is More, More or Less
Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems - Finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award
Letters to the One-Armed Poet, A Memoir of Friendship, Loss, and Butternut Squash Ravioli
My Sideways Heart
Two Tables Over - Winner of the 2009 Oklahoma Book Award
Not Exactly Job - Finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award)
Ashes over the Southwest
Suffer the Little Voices - Finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award)
Hobson's Choice

He's also worked as a professional songwriter and musician for decades in and around Oklahoma City, Nashville, and Austin. He has performed in venues such as the Bluebird in Nashville, the Cactus Cafe in Austin, the Mucky Duck in Houston, and the Blue Door in Oklahoma City. . . as well as overseas in Israel and Russia. His most recent album, Gypsy Moon, was recorded at Blue Rock Studios just outside of Austin.

Nathan holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma. He currently teaches History of the Arts and Humanities courses for the Liberal Studies Department at the University of Oklahoma, as well as Introduction to Songwriting for Austin Community College, and he has served as the Artist in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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