[Starred Review of *the new black*]
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"In her latest book, Shockley . . . tells the reader not of some oversimplified and inaccurate version of 'the African-American experience' but of the plethora of experiences that inform the consciousness of one black woman in contemporary America."
Evie Shockley is the author of two books of poetry, the new black (Wesleyan UP, 2011) and a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), and two chapbooks, 31 words * prose poems (Belladonna* Books, 2007) and The Gorgon Goddess (Carolina Wren Press,...