Who is Evie ShockleyEvie Shockley is an American poet. Shockley received the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry for her book the new black and the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2018.
Early life and education
Shockley is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. Shockley received a BA from Northwestern University, studied law at the University of Michigan from whence she received her JD, and received a PhD in English from Duke University.
Shockley teaches at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in New Jersey.Her work toured South Africa in 2007 as part of Biko 30/30, an exhibit dedicated to activist Steve Biko.She published the book Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poet...
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Evie Shockley Poems
- On New Year's Eve
we make midnight a maquette of the year:
frostlight glinting off snow to solemnize
the vows we offer to ourselves in near
silence: the competition shimmerwise ...
My father: younger, handsome, downright square,
eyes like brown buttons fastening his face
over his soul, mouth not too straight to swear,
to say, man, sonny stitt's ass trashed the place, ...
- Where You Are Planted
He's as high as a georgia pine, my father'd say, half laughing. southern trees
as measure, metaphor. highways lined with kudzu-covered southern trees.
fuchsia, lavender, white, light pink, purple : crape myrtle bouquets burst ...
- Waiting On The Mayflower
i. august 1619
arrived in a boat, named
and unnamed, twenty, pirated ...
- The Anklet
my sister's visit
to india begins
it. i asked for a sari,
but received ...
Top 10 most used topics by Evie ShockleyGood 5 Time 5 Skin 5 Green 4 Life 4 December 4 Mother 4 White 4 Clean 4 Long 4
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Comments about Evie ShockleyUofsclibraries: join us for this year’s festival with author tiya miles, poet evie shockley, poet and author dianne johnson-feelings, whose children's fiction appears under the pen name dinah johnson, and artist april w. harrison. free. register ->
Craigsperez: in my "poet-scholar" grad course, we have so far studied the poetry & scholarship of kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui, robert sullivan, jonathan skinner, and evie shockley. the students are also workshopping poems and will eventually write their own essay on poetics.
Prairie_lights: join us on zoom at 7pmct tonight sept 21 with ama codjoe, evie shockley, and donika kelly!!
Uofsclibraries: that slight chill in the air means uofsc’s fall literary festival begins soon! this year we’re hosting authors tiya miles, evie shockley and dianne johnson-feelings, and artist april w. harrison. free, but registration is required:
Poetsorg: our mood sought in the shadows of blame more than cause —evie shockley
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