Late Arcade: Nathaniel Mackey & Henry Grimes – Live
Where: McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.
212-274-1160 Price: Free
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Late Arcade is the newest installment of the National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Mackey’s From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, a narrative sequence that Bookforum has praised for its “exquisite rhythmic lyricism.” It is an epistolary novel following the travels, both literal and internal, of a sextet of musicians. All About Jazz calls it “one of the most memorable meetings of prose and jazz in English literature.” Nathaniel Mackey is the author of a number of books of poetry, most recently Splay Anthem, and four previous volumes of this ongoing novel. He is also the editor of the literary magazine Hambone and coeditor, with Art Lange, of the anthology Moment’s Notice: Jazz in Poetry and Prose. His awards and honors include a Whiting Writer’s Award, election to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets in 2001, the National Book Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010. He teaches at Duke University, where he is the Reynolds Price Professor of English. He will be joined by Henry Grimes, a jazz double bassist, violinist, and poet. He has played with Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler, and many other jazz greats.Buy tickets/get more info now