Good Night Women

October 30, 2012
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By Evie Shockley

good night women

Previously published in the new black.

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Evie Shockley’s most recent book of poetry, the new black (Wesleyan, 2011), is a nominee for the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and was named one of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2011.  She is also the author of a half-red sea (Carolina Wren P, 2006) and a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (Iowa, 2011).  Recipient of the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize, Shockley is an Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

 

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