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Author: Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey is the author of numerous books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently Double Trio (New Directions, 2021); an ongoing prose work, From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, whose fifth and most recent volume is Late Arcade (New Directions, 2017); 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; coeditor, with Art Lange, of the anthology Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry and Prose (Coffee House Press, 1993); and coeditor, with Michael Bough, Kent Johnson and others, of the anthology Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Dispatches Editions/Spuyten Duyvil, 2017). He lives in Durham, North Carolina, and teaches at Duke University.

Birds Anonymous
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Birds Anonymous

Verge Books

Nathaniel Mackey’s ongoing serial epic, in which Song of the Andoumboulou and “Mu,” “the two now understood as two and the same, each the other’s understudy,” proliferating wildly and oneirically through the course of nine books, has established its...

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Breath and Precarity
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Breath and Precarity

Three Count Pour

Poetry. African & African American Studies. "If 'I can't breathe' seems to have become the awful refrain of the age, a repeated corroboration of expendability and helplessness, Mackey reminds us that black culture has long been imbued with a profoun...

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Eroding Witness
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Eroding Witness

selva oscura press

Poetry. Reprint of Nathanial Mackey's first book of poetry, selected by Michael Harper in 1985 as a winner of the National Poetry Series, and published by University of Illinois Press. With a new preface by Joseph Donahue.

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Outer Pradesh
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Outer Pradesh

Anomalous Press

Poetry. African & African American Studies. Drawing inspiration and language from such spiritual traditions as Hinduism, Gnosticism, and the Dogon of Mali, OUTER PRADESH is a brand new collection of poetry from American poet Nathaniel Mackey. These ...

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