Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Although much of the critical attention Nathaniel Mackey has received has concentrated on his poems, his novel series, From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate—which contains Bedouin Hornbook (1986), Djbot Baghostus’s Run (1993), Atet, A.D. (2001), and Bass Cathedral (2008)—has increasingly gained the notice of critics of postmodern fiction. His critical essays and other writings have been collected in Discrepant Engagement: Dissonance, Cross-Culturality, and Experimental Writing (1993) and Paracritical Hinge: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews (2005).