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In this installment of Lyric Nation, Nathaniel Mackey reads “Parlay Cheval Ou,” which appears in Eroding Witness (Illinois); an excerpt from “Lone Coast Anacrusis,” first published in the June 7, 2010 issue of The Nation; and “Song of the Andoumboulou: 77,” first published in the December 10, 2007 issue of The Nation. “Lone Coast Anacrusis” and “Song of the Andoumboulou: 77” are from Nod House, forthcoming from New Directions. These poems were recorded by J.D. Hillard.