100 Boots Poetry Series: Rae Armantrout & Evie Shockley

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Rae Armantrout has published 13 books of poetry. Her most recent collection, "Partly: New and Selected Poems," was published by Wesleyan U.P. in 2016. Her poems have recently been collected in Spanish editions: "Necromancia" and "Rae Armantrout: Poemas." In 2015 she was awarded the Levinson Prize for best poems in "Poetry Magazine." Her book "Versed" received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2010. She was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and A Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award in 2007. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies.

Evie Shockley is the author of four collections of poetry—most recently, "the new black," winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry—as well as a critical study, "Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry." A new poetry volume, "semiautomatic," is forthcoming from Wesleyan in 2017. Her poetry and essays appear widely in journals and anthologies, including "Best American Poetry 2015" and "Best American Experimental Writing 2015." Her other honors include the 2015 Stephen Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry and the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize. Currently serving as creative editor for Feminist Studies, Shockley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

This event is presented by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. For more information, visit pulitzerarts.org or call 314-754-1850.
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