Poet Nathaniel Mackey Reads, Thursday, April 11

Next Thursday, April 11, distinguished poet Nathaniel Mackey, who hold the Reynolds Price Chair in Creative Writing at Duke University, will read and speak in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

To read some of his poetry, please see https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/nathaniel-mackey#tab-poems


The Long Song
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Gordon Gathering Hall, 124-A, Reich College of Education   

7:30 p.m.
Three Top Room, 169 Plemmons Student Union

(This will be the 2019 Juanita Tobin Memorial Reading)

Nathaniel Mackey is the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University, where he works in the areas of modern and postmodern literature in the U.S. and the Caribbean, creative writing, poetry and poetics, and the intersection of literature and music. He is the author and editor of several books of poetry, fiction and criticism, most recently LATE ARCADE (New Directions, 2017), FROM A BROKEN BOTTLE TRACES OF PERFUME STILL EMANATE, VOLUME FIVE (Informa UK Limited, 2014), NOD HOUSE (New Directions, 2011), BASS CATHEDRAL (New Directions, 2008), and PARACRITICAL HINGE: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005). STRICK: Song of the Andoumboulou 16-25, a compact disc recording of poems read with musical accompaniment (Royal Hartigan, percussion; Hafez Modirzadeh, reeds and flutes), was released in 1995 by Spoken Engine Company. He is editor of the literary magazine Hambone and coeditor, with Art Lange, of the anthology MOMENT’S NOTICE: JAZZ IN POETRY AND PROSE (Coffee House Press, 1993). A graduate of Princeton University and Stanford University, his awards include the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize (2014), a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2010), the National Book Award in Poetry (2006), and a Whiting Writers’ Award (1993).