Endeavors: Nathaniel Mackey

“On Blue Fasa"
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
Gordon Parks Room, 201 See map
81 Wall St

Nathaniel Mackey is the author of six books of poetry, the most recent of which, Blue Fasa, is forthcoming from New Directions this year; an ongoing prose work, From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, whose fourth and most recent volume is Bass Cathedral (New Directions, 2008); and two books of criticism, the most recent of which is Paracritical Hinge: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005).  He is the 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).  His awards and honors include election to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets in 2001, the National Book Award for poetry in 2006, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2014.  He is the Reynolds Price Professor of English at Duke University. Nathaniel Mackey was named the winner of Yale’s 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry in February.