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Writers and Critics Series -- Poetry Reading


Part of a day-long visit to Drake University's English Department, I will be reading from my poetry (old and new) at 7:00 p.m. in Cowles Library, Room 201. Come on out, if you're in the area!

Evie's Latest Blogs

Apr.02.2013 - 7:34 pm
National Poetry Month 2013
Greetings!  And Happy National Poetry Month! As in previous years, I will be blogging elsewhere this April in celebration of all things poetry.  Unlike before, when I...
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Oct.27.2012 - 9:43 pm
Greetings!  It's been another month of Sundays since I posted here, but I'm back to share a brief response to a movie I saw recently: the latest film adaptation of Emily...
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Aug.17.2012 - 1:23 pm
Samein Priester and his daughter Syann
"I learned how to be a father from my mother." -- Amazing final line of a short film by a young filmmaker named Samein Priester.  I read about him and his work (and the...
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Aug.06.2012 - 6:51 am
The 6th Annual Welcome to Boog City Poetry and Music Festival
Greetings!  It's been so long since I posted here, I almost feel like I need someone's permission to do it.  : ) This is just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed...
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Comments from Evie

Dec.04.2012 - 11:53 pm
In response to: One of a Writer's Happiest Days
So nice of you to write and celebrate with me, Arabella!  I am beyond delighted and deeply honored by the award....
Apr.12.2012 - 5:50 am
In response to: Trayvon Martin's Murder Is Not an Anomaly
Zhana, Thanks very much for your comments and the link.  The statistics just bring into clearer focus what anyone...
Mar.30.2012 - 1:47 pm
In response to: Trayvon Martin's Murder Is Not an Anomaly
Good to hear from you.  Hope you're well and -- dare I say -- thriving these days, despite everything. Peace.
Mar.29.2012 - 5:14 am
In response to: Trayvon Martin's Murder Is Not an Anomaly
It's lovely of you to write.  I just hope my voice and the voices of people everywhere who finds this tragedy to...
Jan.22.2012 - 12:34 am
In response to: The Iron Lady
I'm still hoping to see this film, as distasteful as Thatcher is to me.  Meryl Streep is simply irresistable....

Published Reviews

Renegade Poetics, by Evie Shockley
Published by KCET.org
"Award-winning poet and UCLA English Professor Harryette Mullen is the subject of a compelling chapter; she also provided the inspiration for Shockley's title 'Renegade Poetics...