Evie Shockley is the author of several collections of poems including most recently semiautomatic (2017) , which was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, and the new black (2011), both published by the Wesleyan Poetry Series. the new black won the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry. She has also published a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (2011). Her poetry and essays appear widely in journals and anthologies. Her 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.