Evie Shockley

Evie Shockley is the author of two books of poetry: the new black (Wesleyan University Press, 2011) — one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2011 in Poetry — and a half-red sea (Carolina Wren, 2006). She has also published a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2011). Her poetry and critical essays have been published widely in journals and anthologies, recently including Callaloo, A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line, The Nation, Cura, Contemporary Literature, and Tri-Quarterly Online. Shockley is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.