Poetry: 24 pages
This new collection of four poems, including new work from Mackey’s ongoing The Song of the Andoumboulou, is a lyrical homage to the jazz saxophonist Glenn Spearman. Like much of Mackey’s work, these poems reside at the limits of language and song, where “immanence and transcendence meet, making the music social as well as cosmic, political and metaphysical as well” -Mackey, DISCREPANT ENGAGEMENT. “In addition to its romantic and lyric qualities, Mackey’s work is an immediate encounter with an intense blending of knowledges, mythology, poetic insight and histories from every continent”-Chris Funkhouser. Saddle-stitched chapbook.