Prairie Lights Reading: Shane Mccrae

February 28, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240


Poet and Writers' Workshop graduate Shane McCrae will read from his work. Shane McCrae is the author of Mule, published by Cleveland State University Press in 2011, and of the chapbooks One Neither One and In Canaan. His work has appeared in African American Review, Agni, The American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Effing Magazine, Typo and The Best American Poetry 2010.

In 2011 he was the recipient of a Whiting Award. Mule was recently named as one of three finalists for the 2011 Kate Tufts Award. He holds degrees from Linfield College, the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and Harvard Law School, and is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Iowa. Ilya Kaminsky says of Shane McCrae: " What a joy now to discover a voice such as Shane McCrae's, who in this first decade of a new century finds his new music, and compels us with its outbursts and heartbreak and yells and stuttering of joy and its sudden clarity of perception that is like no other: Shane McCrae is a master."