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Shane McCrae

In the Language of My Captor

Marylhurst Reading Series

Poet Shane McCrae will read from his most recent book of poems, In the Language of My Captor, nominated for a 2017 National Book Award.

McCrae is also the author of The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015) and Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center), among others. His poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including The Best American Poetry series, The New York Times Magazine, and Poetry. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award, a fellowship from the NEA, and a Pushcart Prize. McCrae teaches at Columbia University.