The Gorgon Goddess
Carolina Wren Press, 2001
Series editor David Kellogg says: "Is it one voice or many? Professor Evie Shockley's debut collection goes rapidly through keys and changes. Public presences are here—Miles Davis, Cicely Tyson, Anita Hill, Rosa Parks—but are caught up and transformed by Shockley's formal, lyric, and dramatic energies. These are poems crowded with life."