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Black Serial Poetics: A Conversation & Reading with Nathaniel Mackey and Ed Roberson

Nathaniel Mackey
Ed Roberson
Introduced by Brent Hayes Edwards
Date and Time: 
November 12, 2004 - 7:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House, Spring Street

Poets Nathaniel Mackey and Ed Roberson read and discuss issues of innovation and serial poetics, poetic precursors (from Robert Duncan to Amiri Baraka) and other formal influences, such as Black music.

Part of Subversive Traditions: Poetry, Identity and Community
This season, Poets House presents a number of programs that investigate poetry’s potential for undermining the established order of the day, whether political, aesthetic or social. With samplings from the U.S. and abroad, we will explore how poetry diversely expresses opposition, forges new allegiances, galvanizes communities and re-imagines the self.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House, co-sponsored by the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations