IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND WHAT IS SET FORTH THEREIN

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

NATHANIEL MACKEY




Word has just come in that Nathaniel Mackey has been selected for the National Book Award in poetry for 2006 in recognition of his most recent volume of poems, SPLAY ANTHEM.
"Things got under way with a fellow from one of the local radio stations clearing his throat to say that while he admitted being 'somewhat uninformed' on recent developments in music the trouble he has with our compositions is their tendencey to, as he put it, 'go off on tangents.' He then said that 'a piece of music should gather rather than disperse its component parts' but insisted he wasn't asking that our music be made easier exactly, 'just more centered somehow,' etc."
--from BEDOUIN HORNBOOK

2 comments:

evie shockley said...

three cheers for nate! i hadn't dared hope... i've been reading the book for a few days now, in bits and pieces, and based on what i've read thus far (not to mention the strength of his past work) i say it's a well-deserved honor. (preaching to the choir, i know...!)

Mendi O. said...

hoorah!wn