MAY 12th-13th, 2016: NATHANIEL MACKEY

Nathaniel Mackey will be our guest to three events. He’ll be giving a graduate workshop on May 12th, 12-1:30pm, at University Hall 201 followed by a later lecture at 5:15pm, Harris Hall L-07. On the next day, he will read his works at a Poetry Reading, 5:15pm, Annie May Swift 107.

This event is fee and open to the public. They are co-sponsored by The American Cultures Colloquium.

Nathaniel Mackeyis the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University. 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 of several books of poetry, fiction and criticism, most recently Nod House (New Directions, 2011), Bass Cathedral (New Directions, 2008), and Paracritical Hinge: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005), respectively. 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).

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