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 five poems sing the sacred and profane, blurring their definitions in moments of self-reflection and altered states of consciousness as the narrator and a revolving cast of characters travel, searching.
Al Filreis @ Jacket2Winner of Yale's 2015 Bollingen Prize for Poetry
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.Author City: DURHAM, NC USA