Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. Art. Collaboration. Music. A collaborative release with the visual artist Shannon Ebner, STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE features the poems of Susan Howe and Nathaniel Mackey. Produced and collated by Ebner, STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE juxtaposes historic and recent material from Howe and Mackey between 1991–2018. The work brought together specifically examines the two writers' lifelong preoccupation with subjects adrift in dispossessed narratives both real and imagined. A gatefold LP, the liner notes for the album feature excerpts of original interviews, as well as reproductions of the poets' published materials. According to Ebner, "STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE is the full-length version of what I started in 2016 when I began seeking exchanges with these two poets. I was drawn to their works for their experiments with poetic form—for their politics of poetic form, to be exact—for their poems' stray figures and stray errant marks."
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The recipient of the Robert Frost Medal (as awarded by the Poetry Society of America), the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Susan Howe is an American poet, scholar, essayist and critic.
The recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry and the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry, among other honors, Nathaniel Mackey is a poet, novelist, critic and editor.