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Shane McCrae

Shane McCrae is the author of eight books of poetry, including Cain Named the Animal (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022), a finalist for the Forward Prize; Sometimes I Never Suffered (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020), a finalist for the Maya Angelou Book Award, the T. S. Eliot Prize, and the Rilke Prize; In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), winner of the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Award as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015), winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award.

McCrae is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, the 2022 Michael Marks Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.


Bibliography

Cain Named the Animal (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022)
Sometimes I Never Suffered (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020), 
The Gilded Auction Block (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019),
In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017)
The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015)
Forgiveness Forgiveness (Factory Hollow Press, 2014)
Blood (Noemi Press, 2013)
Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011).

Shane McCrae
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