Good Night Women

October 30, 2012

By Evie Shockley

good night women

Previously published in the new black.


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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