Nate Mackey in Seattle

Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey

Former SPLAB Visiting Poet Nate Mackey is back in Seattle for two events. Wednesday, September 30, he’s at the University of Washington to speak “On Breath and Precarity”

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015, 6–7:30 p.m.
UW CAMPUS LOCATION Communications Building (CMU)
CAMPUS ROOM 120

http://www.uwb.edu/mfa/program-events/fall-convergence

Thursday, October 1 UW-Bothell
6:00 Reception, 7:00 Reading + Nate in conversation with Jeanne Heuving

AUDIO FROM TWO INTERVIEWS WITH PAUL NELSON HERE.

Nathaniel Mackey is a nationally renowned poet, novelist, editor, and critic known for groundbreaking critical works, including Discrepant Engagement: Dissonance, Cross-Culturality, and Experimental Writing (1993). He has published six books of poetry, includingBlue Fasa (2015), Nod House (2011), and Splay Anthem (2006), which won the National Book Award for Poetry. He has completed four volumes in his ongoing prose project From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate (1986-2008). His work employs serial composition and improvisatory modes and draws inspiration from music and Black Mountain (or New American) and Caribbean writers.
Nathaniel Mackey is the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University. His distinguished career has earned him multiple awards, including the Stephen Henderson Award from the African American Literature and Culture Society (2008), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2010), the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Foundation (2014), and Yale University’s Bollingen Prize for American Poetry (2015).

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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