Cave Canem at City of Asylum: Evie Shockley
On June 16, Cave Canem, in partnership with City of Asylum, presented a free reading in the Alphabet City Tent where Evie Shockley read along with Kevin Young and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.
Evie Shockley is the author of a half-red sea (2006) and the new black (2011), among other works. Her writing has been featured in several anthologies of African American and contemporary poetry and criticism. Her work interrogates tradition in both the poetic and political sense. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Millay Colony for the Arts, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, and she currently teaches at Rutgers University.