Splay Anthem

Winner, National Book Awards 2006 for Poetry

Splay Anthem by Nathaniel Mackey photo cover, 2006
ISBN 9780811216524
New Directions
Nathaniel Mackey author photo, 2006
Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey is a poet, literary critic, fiction writer, and journal editor whose eight books of poetry include Four for Trane, Septet for the End of Time, Outlantish, and Song of the Andoumboulou. His 1985 poetry book, Eroding Witness, was selected for publication in the National Poetry Series. More about this author >

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Part antiphonal rant, part rhythmic whisper, Nathaniel Mackey’s new collection takes the reader to uncharted poetic spaces, forming the next installment of two ongoing serial poems Mackey has been writing for over twenty years: Song of the Andoumboulou and “Mu.”