word their one rescue, words
would be our rescue we'd been
told. Believing so braced us,
of the book's advantage, book of
the word's leverage, lift . . .
Nathaniel Mackey was up from Duke to visit us April 12-15. Things started off with a public interview as part of our Comparative Literature Monday series. Jonathan Eburne marshalled the time; questions flew from Laura Vrana, Abram Foley, Susan Wheeler and me. The interview was recorded for later airing on cable television and will at some point be available on the PSU Comp Lit web site.
The following day, Mackey met with our graduate students for a seminar, then closed out the visit with a powerful reading, followed by Q&A. This was the first reading I'd heard from the forthcoming volume, Blue Fasa, which can be ordered here.
There was a when, some called it
whoa, something known as time we
were in. Something said to be next
rolled in, rolled on and away, rolled,
soul be something we