Arts & Entertainment, Music, Special Events
Join us for a performance by poet Nathaniel Mackey and the Our True Day Begun Soon Come Qu'ahttet at 6 p.m. on October 29, 2019 in Brendle Recital Hall.
Mackey, who is the inaugural Edwin G. Wilson Distinguished Artist in the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series, will perform poems from his forthcoming collection Double Trio, with musical accompaniment from the Our True Day Begun Soon Come Qu'ahttet, whose members are Dorian Lee Parreott II, baritone saxophone, cornet and euphonium; Jason Lentz, oud; Sandy Blocker, balafon and percussion; and Vattel Cherry, bass.
Nathaniel Mackey is the author of six books of poetry, the most recent of which is Blue Fasa (New Directions, 2015); 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 Iowa Press, 2018). He is the editor of the literary magazine Hambone and coeditor, with Art Lange, of the anthology Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry and Prose (Coffee House Press, 1993). His honors include the National Book Award for poetry, the Stephen Henderson Award from the African American Literature and Culture Society, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation, the Bollingen Prize for American Poetry from the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Poetry Prize from the Library of Congress. He is the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University.