Evie Shockley

Evie Shockley is the author of four collections of poetry: the new black (Wesleyan, 2011), a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), and two chapbooks. Her study Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry will be published by the University of Iowa Press in 2011. Her poems and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming in journals and anthologies such as Callaloo, The Nation, qaartsiluni, Black Nature, Talisman, esque, and Home is Where: An Anthology of African American Poets from the Carolinas. Shockley is associate professor of English at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she teaches African American literature and creative writing.