Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently So Much Synth (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). Her 2012 book Our Andromeda was a New York Times Notable book and a finalist for the Griffin International Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Prize. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Harper’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, O Magazine, Paris Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 and is Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers University-Newark. Brenda was born in Okinawa, Japan, grew up in Southern California, and after 20 years of living in New York City, now lives with her family in Verona, New Jersey.
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Literary Arts in the Give!Guide 2017
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Help us break this record of giving and raise more than $20,000 to…
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February 11, 2018
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