Evie Shockley is the author of several collections of poetry — most recently, the new black, winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, and semiautomatic (forthcoming in 2017 from Wesleyan UP). She has also published a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry. Her poetry and essays appear widely in journals and anthologies. Her other honors include the 2015 Stephen Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry and the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize. Currently serving as creative editor for Feminist Studies, Shockley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
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