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Reading from his new volume, An Honest Day’s Prayer, Nathan Brown offers prayer-like poems of hope, healing, and gratitude – often laced with a strong dose of humor – for the people that matter most to us, the state of our world, and some of the ordinary and extraordinary things that make life worth living. Pianist Carla McElhaney provides reflective, curated musical responses to Nathan’s readings by composers who frequently appear on her KMFA Night Music playlist, including Ola Gjielo, Peter Maxwell Davies, Erik Satie, Philip Glass, and more.

“Healing requires a sacred algebra,
a ganja science with no hypotheses
or pie charts to explain how to free
the striving and dread-locked soul.”

–Nathan Brown
from “Faerie on Fire”
An Honest Day’s Prayer

Nathan Brown, poet
Carla McElhaney, piano

4th Tap Brewing Co-Op
10615 Metric Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758

Doors 12:00pm • Show 12:30pm

Food Truck • Brunch with KMFA • Post-show chat with the artists.