Nate East

New poem in the Other Work section.

My review of Rane Arroyo’s poetry collection White as Silver is up here at The Rumpus.

Thanks to Rumpus Poetry Editor Brian Spears and everyone at The Rumpus.

A new very-short story is up at The Rumpus here, as part of their “Rumpus Readers Report” series.  Mine is the third story from the top of the page.

Thanks to everyone @The_Rumpus and to Susan Clements for editing this series!

Cowan’s Gap issue #3 is in stock at Needles and Pens, RVCA in SF, and Quimby’s, and each of these spots has copies of issues #1 and #2 as well.


I posted a new essay called “Five Rad Zines” here.  It’s a few short write-ups and photos of art and lit zines I’ve recently enjoyed, and it’s been chillin’ on my hard drive for a bit so I thought I’d share it.


I’ve been shooting a ton of photos lately.


I’m currently finishing up first-drafts of a couple short stories and almost done editing a couple more.  Definitely get in touch if you’re interested in check ’em out!  Thanks.

Issue #3 of Cowan’s Gap is done!  In stores + mailed this week.  More info here.

A new story of mine was just posted here at Dogzplot Journal.

Thanks a million to Dogzplot editor Barry Graham, both for checking out my new story and for helping me with revision suggestions on another piece long ago!

I finished a little one-sheet zine today called “hold.”  It’s got 4 sections/pages of text on one side of the paper, and there’s a secret full-page illustration on the other side.  Get at me next week for free copies!


( free life journal #2 by mark warren jacques & seth neefus )

I photographed a bunch of zines in my collection and uploaded them into a set here.


( photos by wonder fair )

Lawrence, KS gallery/shop Wonder Fair recently opened a gnarly group show of prints and other multiples.  There is very cool and affordable work by a ton of artists, including Bay Area favorites Mildred and Pacolli!  Check out the whole photoset of the opening here (cowan’s gap zine makes a small cameo in the above), and check out Wonder Fair’s online shop for editions of the work in the show.





We spent some time at Big Sur.


A new small piece of writing, “Hourglass Lens,” is up at the Northville Review .  Thanks Erin!

I posted the two remaining pieces in this series, “not you” I & II, at the Other Work page .


Recently been hella digging new photos by frickety fresh / rachel duffy / u000 / tenderloincloth


Cowan’s Gap issue #3 is probably coming out in early January 2011… more info soon!

News — 11/17


Rachel Duffy’s photo show “OPQRST” opened last weekend at Actual Cafe in Oakland.

Most of the work from the show, plus a lot more is up at Rachel’s website.  Check it out!

I shot some photos at the opening with my old camera and put them up here.


Just finished a batch of poems for submissions — mix of old and new stuff — email if you want a copy!


I added an Other Work page to this site, which I’m thinking I’ll use to post older stories etc.  I have one story up there so far.


news — 11/5

needles and pens is at the new york art book fair this weekend, nov. 5-7!

if you’re attending, definitely check out n&p’s unique selection of books and zines, including the new kyle ranson and daniel higgs morph traits book.

cowan’s gap issues #1 and #2 will also be available at the needles and pens table.


i’ve been listening to Blood Sea Dream, the new LP from oakland grunge/art rockers Grand Lake, all the time.

you can stream the whole album for free at their bandcamp page, as well as grab some free downloads of cover songs (Pete & Pete theme!!).

my favorite tracks from the album are Riderless Horse and My Father as a Forest Full of Trees, but the whole thing is rad and definitely worth a listen or two.

“i don’t believe in anything but you and me”