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Nathaniel Mackey on Breath and Precarity
Nathaniel Mackey on Breath and Precarity
WhenWednesday, Sep 30, 2015, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room120
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsEnglish, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Bothell

Presented with support from UW Bothell, which hosts Mackey at the Fall Convergence on October 1.

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, including Blue 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).

Mackey will deliver this lecture at the University of Washington, Seattle on September 30. He will read his poetry as the opening event of the Fall Convergence of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell on October 1.

Co-sponsored by English, American Ethnic Studies, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and The Black Scholar, with additional support from the Hilen Professorship of American Literature and Culture and the Nancy K. Ketcham Endowed Chair in English.…
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