[From the WVFC Poetry Archive. First Published November 4, 2018.]
Evie Shockley, “lifeline,” from a half-red sea. Copyright © 2006 by Evie Shockley, printed by Carolina Wren Press. Reprinted by permission of Evie Shockley.
Evie Shockley is the writer of semiautomatic (2017), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the L.A. Instances Ebook Prize, and is offered for order here. She has printed 4 different collections of poetry, together with the brand new black (2011), which gained the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a crucial examine, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (2011). Her different honors embrace the 2015 Stephen Henderson Award for Excellent Achievement in Poetry and the 2012 Holmes Nationwide Poetry Prize. She is spending 2018-2019 as a fellow on the Radcliffe Institute for Superior Examine at Harvard College. Shockley is Professor of English at Rutgers College–New Brunswick.
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