Nate Mackey Talk/Prose Reading March 11

SPLAB is delighted to announce a partnership with CD Forum for the Nate Mackey talk and prose reading. Details below and here.

Nathaniel Mackey
Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7:00PM
at Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street (Map)
Tickets: $5 | Buy Online!

There is a cliché about music writing, sometimes attributed to Thelonious Monk, among others: ‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.’ If so, Nathaniel Mackey is compelled, rather than deterred, by the multiform madness of the enterprise. He is the Balanchine of the architecture dance.” –David Hajdu, The New York Times

National Book Award Winner, experimental writer and poet Nathanial Mackey reads from From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate: Volumes 1-3, which collects the first three installments – Bedouin Hornbook, Dijbot Baghostus’s Run, and Atet A.D. – of Mackey’s genre-defying work of fiction.

Read more about Nathaniel Mackey here.

Co-presented by SPLAB

About Splabman

Poet & interviewer Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Since 1993, SPLAB has produced hundreds of poetry events & 600 hours of interview programming with legendary poets & whole systems activists including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Diane di Prima, Daphne Marlatt, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Barry McKinnon, José Kozer, Brenda Hillman & many others. Paul’s books include American Prophets (interviews 1994-2012) (2018) American Sentences (2015) A Time Before Slaughter (2009) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (2013). Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia (2015), 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards (2017) and Samthology: A Tribute to Sam Hamill (2019) Make it True meets Medusario (2019), he’s presented poetry/poetics in London, Brussels, Nanaimo, Qinghai & Beijing, China, has had work translated into Spanish, Chinese & Portuguese & writes an American Sentence every day. Awarded a residency at The Lake, from the Morris Graves Foundation in Loleta, CA, he’s published work in Golden Handcuffs Review, Zen Monster, Hambone, and elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from The Capilano Review, he is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia and lives in Rainier Beach, in the Cascadia bioregion’s Cedar River watershed.
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2 Responses to Nate Mackey Talk/Prose Reading March 11

  1. Our much beloved Deconstructionist poet and video/graphic Artist pal
    Maris Kundzins… passed away in Riga, Latvia, last December. He was a moving force of Gale proportions and will be munch missed. There is a memorial for him on February 6th, 2011 in Ballard, Seattle, on February 6th(Sunday) at the Odd Fellows Hall.
    Munch Love and Moor swoon from your Red Sky Poetry Theater x-monk Lee Harris(Sakya Monastery Classical Literary Tibetan instructor).

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