Nathaniel Mackey @ SPLAB
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Nathaniel Mackey @ SPLAB

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SPLAB welcomes legendary poet, essayist, novelist and editor Nathaniel Mackey to Columbia City for a reading and workshop at the new SPLAB location and a Friday night talk at the NW African-American Museum at 2300 S. Massachusetts Av. at 7PM.

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Mackey will lead an afternoon writing workshop from 1 to 4pm, followed by a public reading at 7:30pm. The workshop cost is $75 per person, and there is one space left. Admission to the public reading is $5. We'll hold the Saturday workshop and reading at SPLAB, 3651 S Edmunds in the Cultural Corner of the former Columbia School.

To register for the workshop, or for more information, please contact Paul Nelson at pen (at) splab (dot) org or call 422-5002.

Nathaniel Mackey Bio:

Nathaniel Mackey was born in Miami, Florida, in 1947, and grew up, from age four, in California. He is the author of five chapbooks of poetry, Four for Trane (Golemics, 1978), Septet for the End of Time (Boneset, 1983), Outlantish (Chax Press, 1992), Song of the Andoumboulou: 18-20 (Moving Parts Press, 1994) and Four for Glenn (Chax Press, 2002); four books of poetry, Eroding Witness (University of Illinois Press, 1985), School of Udhra (City Lights Books, 1993), Whatsaid Serif (City Lights Books, 1998) and Splay Anthem (New Directions, 2006); and an ongoing prose work, From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, of which four volumes have been published: Bedouin Hornbook (Callaloo Fiction Series, 1986; second edition: Sun & Moon Press, 1997), Djbot Baghostus’s Run (Sun & Moon Press, 1993), Atet A.D. (City Lights Books, 2001) and Bass Cathedral (New Directions, 2008); the first three of these have been published together as From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate: Volumes 1-3 (New Directions, 2010).

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