Shane McCrae

Ohio, United States

Member Since: 01/23/2013

Shane McCrae is the author of four full-length books of poetry—Mule, published in 2011 by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center and a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award, Blood, published in 2013 by Noemi Press, Forgiveness Forgiveness, published in 2014 by Factory Hollow Press, and The Animal Too Big to Kill, winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, to be published in fall, 2015 by Persea Books—and three chapbooks, the most recent of which, Nonfiction, won the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition. His work has appeared in The Best American Poetry 2010, as well as The American Poetry Review, Seattle Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Gulf Coast, and many other journals, and has been featured as a part of the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day Project, and on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. In 2011 he received a Whiting Writer’s Award, and in 2013 a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Harvard Law School, and the graduate English program at the University of Iowa, and teaches at Oberlin College and in the Spalding University brief residency MFA program.

Twitter Username: @akasomeguy

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry