Poetry. African American Studies. Back in stock in limited quantities. "Eroding Witness" was selected by Michael S. Harper as one of five volumes published in 1985 in the National Poetry Series. "I wake up mumbling, I'm / not at the music's / mercy think damned / if I'm not, but / keep the thought / to myself" ("Capricorn Rising"). Nathaniel Mackey, a native of Miami, Florida, currently teaches at UC Santa Cruz. He edits the magazine Hambone which is available from SPD. Many other publications by Mackey are also available from SPD, including Whatsaid Serif (City Lights), Djbot Baghostus's Run (Sun & Moon) and the CD Strick: Song of Andoumboulou 16-25 (Spoken Engine).