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Conversation with poet, scholar Evie Shockley (extended version)
(2010-10-19)
(wkms) - This Thursday, poet and literary scholar Evie Shockley brings her sizzling voice to Murray State University. Shockley is the author of two books of poetry: the new black (Wesleyan University Press, forthcoming 2011) and a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), and two chapbooks: 31 words * prose poems (2007) and The Gorgon Goddess (2001). Her poems have appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies. She currently co-edits jubilat, and teaches African American literature and creative writing (poetry) at Rutgers University. Shockley joined our correspondent Jacque Day for a discussion about what drives her work.

Reading Information
7:30 PM Thursday, October 21
Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery
6th floor, Price Doyle Fine Arts Center
Murray State University

The reading is free and open to the public. Join the author afterward for a discussion and book signing. All are invited to a post-reading reception at the Faculty Club.

Links of Interest
About Evie Shockley
Cave Canem, a Home for Black Poetry
The Affrilachian Poets

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