A journalist, an author of fiction, and especially a poet, Crawdad Nelson has written substantively and thoughtfully on a great many cultural and environmental issues. His books of poetry include Fresh Water (Pygmy Forest Press, 1989), Truth Rides to Work (Poetic Space Books, 1993), The Bull of the Woods (Gorda Plate Press, 1997), and Bigfoot Lives (Flyway Press, 2005). His poetry has also appeared in many literary journals, including The Sacramento News & Review, Rosebud, Susurrus, Liberty Hill Poetry Review, White Pelican Review, Kerf, Cedar Hill Review and Rattlesnake Review. Crawdad Nelson has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and he is a frequent speaker at college creative writing classes.
Crawdad Nelson performed on September 17th, 2008.