Fairfield, NJ – Evie is the author of *the new black* (Wesleyan, forthcoming 2011) and *a half-red sea* (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), as well as two chapbooks. Her poetry has also appeared widely in journals and anthologies. She is a co-editor of the literary journal *jubilat.* She is a graduate fellow of Cave Canem (1997-99).
Shockley is also a poetry scholar and critic, whose reviews and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in *Callaloo,* *Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry,* *Talisman,* and *Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts.* Her book-length study, *Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry,* is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press. She teaches African American literature and creative writing at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.