Evie Shockley is a poet from Nashville, Tennnessee. Her most recent book is the new black (Wesleyan University Press, 2011).
"something is always burning, passion,
pride, envy, desire, the internal organs
going chokingly up in smoke, as some-
thing outside the body exerts a pull
that drags us like a match across sand-
paper. something is always burning,
london, paris, detroit, l.a., the neighbor-
hoods no one outside seems to see until
they're backlit by flames…"
– from "playing with fire"
ARTICLES FEATURING EVIE
History Lessons: Evie Shockley’s “semiautomatic” and Ange Mlinko’s “Distant Mandate”
Christopher Spaide considers Evie Shockley’s “semiautomatic” and Ange Mlinko’s “Distant Mandate.”...