October 2016


Nathaniel Mackey - Reading from His Work

  • Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 6:30pm
AAR Lecture Room

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: American Classics.

Nathaniel Mackey is Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University. Winner of a National Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Bollingen Prize for American Poetry among numerous honors, Mackey’s poetry combines African mythology, African-American musical traditions like jazz, and an open, serial form. As he says of his work, “I approach my writing as 'of a piece' in more senses than one, admittedly fractional but wanting to imply—all the more wanting to imply—the proverbial whole the parts fail to add up to."

Nathaniel Mackey is the William B. Hart Poet in Residence at the American Academy in Rome in the fall of 2016.

The reading will be in English. You can watch this event livestreamed at

Please note: valid photo ID is required for entry into the American Academy in Rome. Backpacks and luggage with dimensions larger than cm 40 x 35 x 15 (inches 16 x 14 x 6) are not permitted on the property. There are no locker facilities available.