Thursday 7 pm, June 29. An evening with Marvin Bell and his songwriting son, Nathan Bell.
Marvin Bell has collaborated with many artists, most recently with his songwriter son, Nathan, in programs where they match poems to songs. Marvin's 24 books include the selected poems Nightworks, the wartime Mars Being Red, and an original poetic form represented in Vertigo. Retired from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he teaches for the brief-residency MFA at Pacific University. He and Dorothy Bell have been driving from Iowa City to Port Townsend and back for 32 years.
Nathan Bell is a songwriter’s songwriter with a keen eye for detail and an unapologetic penchant for the political humanism of his literary heroes John Steinbeck, Jack London and Studs Terkel. An accomplished guitarist and performer, his latest album, Love>Fear (48 hours in traitorland), is currently #3 on the well-regarded Euro-Americana Music chart, where his previous release, “I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love,” debuted at #1.
People know when they hear him, this is something special- Bitter Southerner 2016