Saturday, December 10, 2011
Nathaniel Mackey and Mark McMorris at ASA
Where I'd been pleasantly surprised to find so much poetry at the Guelph Jazz Festival, I was dismayed at how small a role poetry had to play in the 2011 American Studies Association conference.
But the reading placed on the last night of the program more than made up for that, as Nathaniel Mackey and Mark McMorris read together to an enthusiastic audience. Mackey presented work from his brand new book, Nod House. McMorris read from his "Dear Michael" series. Evie Shockley presented a critical response to the readings and the poets generously participated in a wide-ranging discussion with the audience.
Click here to hear Mark McMorris reading from "Dear Michael."
And to hear Nathaniel Mackey's "Day after Day of the Dead" give this space a click.