Evie Shockley, Rutgers University Poet and Professor, will speak for Environmental Fridays this upcoming Friday, February 3, 2023 via Zoom. The series was begun by chemistry professor Desmond Murray, who is inviting us to come and see the presentation. This will be episode four of the Environmental Fridays series and will be held at 9:30 am EST. It will be focused on African American Nature and Environmental Poetry. Everyone is welcome, and it is free to all. This includes students, community members, and professionals alike. We are very excited about her presentation and hope you will join us!
Guest Speaker Bio:
Evie Shockley is the Zora Neale Hurston Distinguished Professor of English at Rutgers University. Both a scholar and a poet, she has published the critical book Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry and several poetry collections, including the Hurston/Wright Award-winning books the new black and semiautomatic (which was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist). Her honors include the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, the Stephen Henderson Award, the Holmes National Poetry Prize, and her work has appeared twice in the Best American Poetry series (2015 and 2021). Her new poetry book, suddenly we, will be released in March 2023. If you are curious, some samples of Shockley’s poetry can be found here.
The Zoom Meeting link can be found here.
Meeting ID: 840 7511 3359
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