Nataniel Mackey, a Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University and a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets, understands the intricate weaving of poetry and jazz. His work reflects both loves, and how they come together to create a new story.
Nathaniel Mackey’s Long Song
by Allison Jones
Not many poets can claim a three-decade stint as a DJ. For prize-winning writer Nathaniel Mackey, however, music and writing have always been deeply intertwined. In fact for Mackey, writing often starts with listening.