Nathaniel Mackey is the author of three chapbooks and two books of poetry, Eroding Witness (University of Illinois Press, 1985) and School of Udhra (City Lights, 1993). He is the author of an ongoing prose composition, From A Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, of which two volumes have been published: Bedouin Hornbook (Callaloo Fiction Series, 1986) and Djbot Baghostus's Run (Sun & Moon Press, 1993). He edits the magazine Hambone and is also the co-editor (with Art Lange) of
Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry and Prose. He teaches literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has released a CD of his poems read to music, Strick: Song of the Andoumboulou 16-25 (Spoken Engine Records). Mackey's work spans an extraordinary range of voices and discourses, from philosophical to folkloric to erotic, with music always the connecting thread.
January 24, 1997

Mackey also took part in Expanding the Repertoire at SPT, April, 2000. See our history page.