Poet and novelist Mary Mackey is noted for her powerful, moving readings. Nine of her performances, captured on video, are now available on the Video Page of her website. In these videos, Mackey reads poems from her collections Travelers With No Ticket Home (Marsh Hawk Press 2014), Breaking The Fever (Marsh Hawk Press 2006) and Sugar Zone (Marsh Hawk Press 2011) winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. She also talks about her Civil War novel The Notorious Mrs. Winston, reminisces about the legendary Shameless Hussy Press which published her first novel Immersion, and discusses why now is a great time to write poetry in an Author Learning Center webinar.
Although all of Mackey’s poems can be understood by those who only speak English, Mackey sometimes uses Portuguese words to add an extra layer of rhythm and depth. Several of these videos give you a chance to hear how these words are pronounced and to discover how musical Portuguese can be.
These videos of poet novelist Mary Mackey exist thanks to many people including: John Rhodes, who produces and records poetry videos; poet Eileen Malone, and Audrey Daniel founder of Culture Connect TV. You are encouraged to check out more of their work on Youtube and on other sites where videos are shown and to visit the Author Learning Center for videos and webinars about writing.