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Cards_Wrestle: Top 20 Career Wins- 1. Kyleigh Musick - --25 2. Phoebe Fletcher - 24 3. Jordan Dempsey-21 4.Maddy Arnold--13 4.Kyleigh Miller--13 5. Madison Karten--12 6. Kambry Shockley-9 7. Reese Pattison---8 8. Kaylyn Carpenter-5 9. Makenna Longacre- 2 9. Evie Hayes-----2 9. Nevaeh Criqui--2

leesuhmaroon: Just finished evie shockley’s semiautomatic. Damn.

KUACFMTV: Poetry In America: You Can Say That Again, Billie, Tonight at 8:30 on KUAC TV Billie Holiday’s haunting song “Strange Fruit” winds beneath the unsettling, satiric humor of Evie Shockley’s poem “you can say that again, billie.”

1WeekCritique: sources of inspiration: evie shockley, for her line breaks, her sense space on the page

laughsatdanger: Day 2 Evie Shockley, received in spring

PoetryFound: let nothing but my flexed foot, toeing childhood, tell the night-eyed, who know how to look, what lies within. —Evie Shockley

nazmulmarketer1: Evie Shockley: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

seminewblack: An older poem of mine, from *the new black,* is making a reappearance this week, thanks to editor T.P Winch. Check out this little ode to a certain kind of guy…

ToneeRhianRose: Watching PBS's Poetry in America ep you can say that again, billie, by Evie Shockley.

c_thorsson: Teaching today: ENG 360: Harryette Mullen, “Elliptical” (2002); Evie Shockley, “dependencies” (2011) and “what’s not to liken?” (2017) ENG 660: Danielle Evans, The Office of Historical Corrections (2020)

JamesPenha: This is such a good episode… and such a good poem. yee-haw

VikkiMarshall4: Watch | Poetry In America: You Can Say That Again, Billie by Evie Shockley

MrsHurleyMedia: EXCLUSIVE: Watch Evie Shockley Discuss Her Poem “you can say that again, billie” ‹ Literary Hub

jenny___irish: EXCLUSIVE: Watch Evie Shockley Discuss Her Poem “you can say that again, billie” ‹ Literary Hub

FilmTVDiversity: PBS: Poetry in America Episode: you can say that again, billie, by Evie Shockley - available to stream online until 3/11/22

Marina72: EXCLUSIVE: Watch Evie Shockley Discuss Her Poem “you can say that again, billie”

wwwrfcorg: The latest episode of Poetry In America is devoted to Evie Shockley's poem, "you can say that again, billie," inspired by the song "Strange Fruit," written by Abel Meeropol & first recorded by the iconic Billie Holiday. The episode is now streaming at

PoetryOutLoud: when breathing in the ashen traces / of dreams deferred, the detonator’s ticking a queer / echo that amplifies instead of fading "the way we live now ::" Evie Shockley

SDCountyLibrary: Partner Spotlight - Tomorrow at 5 p.m., join PBS for a talk with poet Evie Shockley about her satiric humor poem “you can say that again, billie,” which is inspired by Billie Holiday’s haunting song “Strange Fruit.”

POETSorg: self-portrait with cats, with purple, with stacks of half-read books adorning my desk, with coffee, with mug, with yesterday's mug. —Evie Shockley

MilwPBS: PIA: Evie Shockley and others

blkgrlpoet: Reading Evie Shockley’s work is an act of discovery every time. I first read the new black as a very green college junior, a baby poet myself. Now, I see so much more. Forms, references, metaphors, style. It’s a wonderland.

junipersummer: The guest writers at Juniper have inspiring craft sessions and workshops! Check out ‘her tin skin’ by instructor Evie Shockley:

cawkward_rich: Have a little love poem to my friends / the friends of my mind up today on Poem-A-Day. Many thanks to Evie Shockley for her generous curation this entire month!

POETSorg: that year i carried the blues around left me mean :: while indigo held fast, the daily news tattooed azure to my back. —Evie Shockley

POETSorg: and bathe breathe believe through drought you survive like the passage schooled you till rains arrive —Evie Shockley

lrynanderson: On now - and for the next 20 hours (Evie Shockley currently speaking)

grackleswrite: "Write a poem in which you use enumeratio to strengthen an argument:"

mnourbese: Zong! Global 2020 Rebroadcast - DAY 4. Happening NOW another reading from last year's broadcast. ...featuring... NourbeSe Philip Rachel Zucker Faizal Deen JonArno Lawson Lynda Jacobs Cecily Nicholson Lauren K. Alleyne Myriam J. A. Chancy Evie Shockley Rosamond S. King

PaisleyRekdal: 2. Video "sestina" essay that responds to BOTH Nella Larsen's PASSING and Evie Shockley's corresponding sestina, "Clare's Song."

callmevrana: I'm treasuring how various small elements here & there in Birdsong's work evoke other poets I adore (Duriel Harris, Camonghne Felix, Kiki Petrosino, Evie Shockley, Morgan Parker, Tiana Clark, Patricia Smith) - and yet the collection overall reminds me of NO ONE ELSE.

germyradin: From semiautomatic by Evie Shockley

modernletters: Poets at the End of the World are Ama Codjoe, Donika Kelly, Nicole Sealey, Evie Shockley & Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon - this reading happens midday on 10 November NZT, by our calculation

OPRorg: Event of Interest: MACC presents Evie Shockley on Black Graphics and the Subject of Ekphrasis

MinxMarple: there should be love poems. iridescent odes to skies / and their fluid, mutating blues, their restless canvasses / where we cast the adjectives - brilliant, dark, deep, clear - / that name our daily moods because there should be love, Evie Shockley

PhilAthans: ex patria by Evie Shockley

parisreview: To mark the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante’s death earlier this week, read work by Ishmael Reed, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Evie Shockley, and Dante Alighieri himself:

ojalart: To mark the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante’s death this week, read work by Ishmael Reed, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Evie Shockley, and Dante Alighieri himself:

ojalart: To mark the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante’s death, we’re lifting the paywall on work by Ishmael Reed, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Evie Shockley, and Dante Alighieri himself:

NYUpress: Tune in next Wednesday to the launch event for Erica R. Edwards' new book THE OTHER SIDE OF TERROR, moderated by Evie Shockley, with remarks by Roderick Ferguson, Avery Gordon, Fred Moten, Nadine Naber, and Mary Helen Washington

parisreview: To mark the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante’s death, we’re lifting the paywall on work by Ishmael Reed, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Evie Shockley, and Dante Alighieri himself:

DuquannSweeney: Portraits and Poetry. (Dedicated to Evie Shockley) Jersey City, 2021 Photographs by Duquann Sweeney If I should ever write a poem I probably start it off with something sweet like "I love Black people"

parisreview: To mark the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante’s death this week, read work by Ishmael Reed, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Evie Shockley, and Dante Alighieri himself:

tigerose: a mythology can ask why is winter so much greener than spring, even clouded in white? ― Evie Shockley

POETSorg: our mood sought in the shadows of blame more than cause —Evie Shockley

LoveCarousel: — shall become as — by Evie Shockley

Drebelle: So much admiration for the ways in which Evie Shockley approaches and discusses her work:

omniverse_bot: A timely meditation from Evie Shockley

SirJoshBennett: A timely meditation from Evie Shockley

21stCscribe: 4 of 5 stars to The New Black by Evie Shockley

MinxMarple: that's Evie Shockley. This is Ed Luker and I have thought about it alllllll year: ... I want you just on hold a fire licking the edges of foreclosure.

lilliamr: Got the catalogue and so happy to see poet Evie Shockley featured

AtlPBKalumni: Evie Shockley: "There is no poem unless you - we - can find the courage to hear."

aliner: I needed this poem by Evie Shockley on gathering time today.

parisreview: “ex patria” Evie Shockley -

ojalart: “ex patria” Evie Shockley -

MayaJZeller: where all solids are ice, underwater boogie is good advice, because they’re quick to melt: the igbo were straight up walking, not dancing: and you’ve still got to get through this life -Evie Shockley, from "Pantoum Landing,1976"

c_thorsson: Teaching today: Evie Shockley, “from The Lost Letters of Frederick Douglass” and “what’s not to liken?”

MinxMarple: Also, Evie Shockley. That’s all.

ZeeshanJaanam: there should be love poems. iridescent odes to skies and their fluid, mutating blues, their restless canvases   where we cast the adjectives—brilliant, dark, deep, clear—   —Evie Shockley

uncplibrary: Celebrating National Poetry Month and sharing library staff’s favorite poems. Krystal Dean, university library technician for Research Services, likes “Where You are Planted” by Evie Shockley. Read the full text at

UMNEnglish: This is today at 4:30 pm Central: Prof Kearney in conversation with poet and scholar Evie Shockley about his new poetry collection SHO Register:

kt_schmid: stop : meet with me here, weapons at rest, on this stage of reciprocal dreaming : you imagine you hear my desperate breathing : and i, your eardrum, a small heart, beating -evie shockley

GoodRiverReview: Read Evie Shockley's poem honoring the life of Breonna Taylor in our first issue of Good River:

amejohnston: Guest poets Mahogany L. Browne, Camonghne Felix, Joanne V. Gabbin, Terrance Hayes, and Evie Shockley read poems written and inspired by Toi Derricotte, and share personal reflections. Hosted by Cave Canem fellow and former Board President Amanda Johnston.

kt_schmid: "yes, i am the man! : this peter all flesh and flood, imagine him murderously steadfast..." evie shockley, "improphised"

kt_schmid: evie shockley "i call it nature, human, / to forge an april from the heat of our desires."

BWLectures: "Aretha and the Iceman, J-Dilla, Susan Howe, and a bird that becomes a fish only to become a bird, flower, then a bird again meet up in this lecture about visuality/visibility (Evie Shockley) and the textual/textural."

kt_schmid: "....it was winter all summer in america" "weather or not" from evie shockley's "semiautomatic"

VerdantSquare: Duets on Justice, Poetry, and Music: A Livestream With Nikki Giovanni, Evie Shockley, and Christian McBride

RobertW61645322: Duets on Justice, Poetry, and Music: A Livestream With Nikki Giovanni, Evie Shockley, and Christian McBride

DavidSchmid1: “I say to my students all the time, ‘If you want to learn how to write, if you want to learn history, listen to jazz,'” Nikki Giovanni said Tuesday in a livestream with bassist Christian McBride and poet Evie Shockley."

TheCyanPost: Duets on Justice, Poetry, and Music: A Livestream With Nikki Giovanni, Evie Shockley, and Christian McBride

WeEmpowerOthers: Duets on justice, poetry, and music: A livestream with Nikki Giovanni, Evie Shockley, and Christian McBride - Mother Jones

MotherJones: Duets on justice, poetry, and music: A livestream with Nikki Giovanni, Evie Shockley, and Christian McBride

RobinMCouch: Duets on Justice, Poetry, and Music: A Livestream With Nikki Giovanni, Evie Shockley, and Christian McBride

PolitomixNews: Duets on Justice, Poetry, and Music: A Livestream With Nikki Giovanni, Evie Shockley, and Christian McBride

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jerrytobias: Duets on Justice, Poetry, and Music: A Livestream With Nikki Giovanni, Evie Shockley, and Christian McBride

LisaAlv54738138: Here's a link to the recording of last week's book launch of "Why To These Rocks: Fifty Years of Poems from the Community of Writers." Readings by Brenda Hillman, Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo, Forrest Gander, Evie Shockley, Cornelius Eady and Robert Hass.

commofwriters: TONIGHT! Join us for the book launch of "Why to These Rocks: 50 Years of Poetry from the Community of Writers" With Cornelius Eady, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley, and Pulitzer Prize winners Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo.

apwpoet: Join Cornelius Eady, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley, Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo, to celebrate the publication of this anthology of poems written at the Community of Writers’ Poetry Workshop. Register:

PoetryduJour: Join Cornelius Eady, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley, Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo, to celebrate the publication of this anthology of poems written at the Community of Writers’ Poetry Workshop. Register:

mj_sprackland: 192. Semiautomatic by Evie Shockley

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commofwriters: Join our book launch for "Why to These Rocks" on March 11th! Cornelius Eady, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley, and Pulitzer Prize winners Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo.

commofwriters: You are invited to a Book Launch on March 11! Heyday Books is publishing our 50th Anniversary Poetry Anthology. Cornelius Eady, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley, and Pulitzer Prize winners Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo.

StadlerCenter: Join our conversation with poet, scholar, and professor Evie Shockley today at noon EST!

rocketfantastic: This Evie Shockley Poet TV is great :

cross_davis: Here's the link- please come thru to hear more Goddess poems read by Evie Shockley, Toi Derricotte, Robin Coste Lewis and yes Marilyn Nelson. Then buy the book and read all the poems!

PHanahoeDosch: "playing with fire" by Evie Shockley

scottweaver: This final couplet by Evie Shockley: i’ve never forgotten the charred bitter fruit of holiday’s poplars, nor will i : / it’s part of what makes me evie : i grew up in the shadow of southern trees.

commofwriters: The Community of Writers Poetry Program: June 19-26, 2021, featuring staff poets Kazim Ali, Blas Falconer, Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman, Sharon Olds, & Evie Shockley. Financial Aid available. Deadline to apply: 3/28.

commofwriters: Join us Friday, January 29, for our next Poem First Aid in the Virtual Valley! Sign up now to work one-on-one with staff poets Kazim Ali, Brenda Hillman or Evie Shockley. This program is for alums of the Poetry Workshop. For more info:

CUWritersRead: Evie Shockley reads at the Writers Read end of year Howl! What a beautiful event, and such a joy to see so many familiar faces in the crowd! We miss you all.

johnnyfivecents: Evie Shockley’s poetry.

satya043: Evie Shockley.

commofwriters: Join us on January 29 for our next Poem First Aid session in the Virtual Valley! Private, 10-minute consultations with poets Kazim Ali, Brenda Hillman, and Evie Shockley. Open to Poetry Workshop alumni only. For more info:

NPR: This year's poetry preview features four poet-critics, Ana Božičević, Ken Chen, Evie Shockley, and Phillip B. Williams. Together, they have curated a list of books that speak about the many challenges that we have faced over the last several years.



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