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Evie ShockleyEvie Shockley has been awarded a Fellowship by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the academic year 2007-08, and another Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), to pursue a project entitled “Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry.”

This book-length project contextualized and historicizes the relationship of race to poetic innovation in African American poets’ work by addressing problems raised by the close association of “black aesthetics” to Black Arts Movement ideology.

Additional Information:
Evie Shockley's Faculty Profile

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