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Evie Shockley will deliver the 2022 William W. Cook Lecture on May 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm in Moore Hall Room B03.
Evie Shockley, Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, is the author of Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (Iowa, 2011) and five collections of poetry. The most recent, semiautomatic (Wesleyan, 2017), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the LA Times Book Prize, and winner of the 2018 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, which she also won in 2012 for the new black (Wesleyan, 2011). Her scholarship also includes essays in The Black Scholar, New Literary History, The New Emily Dickinson Studies, The Cambridge Companion to American Modernist Poetry, and elsewhere. Her research and writing have been recognized and supported by the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, the Stephen Henderson Award, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, MacDowell, and Cave Canem. She currently serves as Editor for Poetry at Contemporary Literature and is at work on a project investigating the ways Black poets and visual artists negotiate cultural production in an era of colorblindness by creating work at the intersection of text and image.
All attendees are required upon arrival at the Moore Hall B03 to: present their Dartmouth ID OR show proof of vaccination OR show a negative PCR covid test via the bindle app. Masking is encouraged.