Visiting writer Shane McCrae (poetry)
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM EDT
Fenwick Library, #2001
Shane McCrae is the author of several poetry collections, including Mule (2011); Blood (2013); The Animal Too Big to Kill (2015); In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and The Gilded Auction Block (2019). His latest book is Pulling the Chariot of the Sun: A Memoir of a Kidnapping (August 2023). His work has also been featured in The Best American Poetry 2010, edited by Amy Gerstler, and his honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. McCrae earned a BA at Linfield College, an MA at the University of Iowa, an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a JD at Harvard Law School. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.