Nathaniel Mackey is an award-winning poet, novelist, editor and critic. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Nod House (2011), the National Book Award-winning Splay Anthem (2006) and Eroding Witness (1985), which was chosen for the National Poetry Series. He has published several book-length installments of his ongoing prose work, From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, beginning with Bedouin Hornbook in 1986. A New York Times review described the prose project as “not simply writing about jazz, but writing as jazz.” Mackey is the long-time editor of the avant-garde literary journal Hambone and currently teaches creative writing at Duke University. The reading will be followed by refreshments.