A 7-minute clip from Nathaniel Mackey’s reading at the Kelly Writers House on February 1, 2011. For more about the event, and links to both audio and video recordings of the entire event, go here. This and other recordings of Mackey are available at his PennSound author page. Mackey was born in Miami, Florida, in 1947, and grew up, from age four, in California. He is the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which is Splay Anthem (New Directions, 2006); an ongoing prose work, From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, the fourth volume of which is Bass Cathedral (New Directions, 2008).