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Brenda Shaughnessy

Brenda Shaughnessy is a poet and editor.  Her most recent book, Human Dark With Sugar (Copper Canyon, 2008), won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Her first book, Interior With Sudden Joy (FSG, 1999) was a finalist for the Lambda Award, Norma Farber Award, and the PEN/Joyce C. Osterweil Award.  She is the poetry editor of Tin House Magazine, has been a Radcliffe Institute Fellow and a Japan-US Friendship Commission fellow.  She has taught at Princeton, NYU, and the New School and joins the faculty of the Rutgers Newark English Department/MFA Program in Fall, 2011.

Brenda Shaughnessy reads in the Writers at Newark Reading Series with Mark Doty, Tuesday, November 15, 5:30-7pm, Paul Robeson Gallery.

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