Mackey to present poetry reading at Rowan

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Poet Nathaniel Mackey, recipient of the National Book Award in Poetry, will share his works during a reading Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall (Wilson Hall), at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

Poet Nathaniel Mackey, recipient of the National Book Award in Poetry, will share his works during a reading Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Boyd Recital Hall (Wilson Hall), at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro.

The reading is free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow.

Mackey's books of poetry include Splay Anthem (New Directions, 2006), which won the 2006 National Book Award in Poetry; Whatsaid Serif (1998);  Song of the Andoumboulou: 18-20 (1994); School of Udhra (1993); Outlantish (1992); Eroding Witness (1985), which was selected for the National Poetry Series; Septet for the End of Time (1983); and Four for Trane (1978).

Professor of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Mackey is currently a chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.

His on-going serial poem, "Song of the Andoumboulou," is influenced by both West African music mythology, as well as American jazz.

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