Suddenly We

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Wesleyan University Press
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7.3 X 9.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author
EVIE SHOCKLEY, (Jersey City, NJ) poet and scholar, is the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English at Rutgers University. A Lannan Literary Award-winner, she is the author of multiple books of poetry including a half-red sea; the new black, which received the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry; and semiautomatic, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2018.

"This verbally and visually stirring outing from Shockley (Semiautomatic) offers a rewarding mix of short and long poems, elegies and odes, images, repetitions, and 'conversation' with writers and artists Shockley's poems are risk-taking and significant"--Publishers Weekly

" astonishing variety of poetic styles... and across all of it there's a sense of play and innovation..."--Brittney Edmonds, New Books Network

"Evie Shockley's work is imbued with a particular kind of tenderness, for the world and for the self in the world. It's a savvy tenderness wedded to a type of vigilance that continually tracks the lines of the political and the personal, documenting where they meet and where they later separate again..."--Poetry Society of America

"There is so much movement but also transformation. A blossoming, a birthing, a blooming that is really intriguing."--Dean Rader, Los Angeles Review of Books

"suddenly we sings the nuanced realities of Black life as homage, elegy, and polyphonic celebration striking at the core of remembrance. A deep and unfettered thinking, Shockley gives us shouts of joy amidst the drudge of a world unraveled."--Matthew Shenoda, author of Tahrir Suite