Brenda Shaughnessy was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Southern California. She is the author of Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), winner of the James Laughlin Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Interior with Sudden Joy (FSG, 1999). Shaughnessy’s poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Harper's, The Nation, The Rumpus, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University, Newark, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son and daughter.
ARTICLES FEATURING BRENDA
The Ferocity of Care: Brenda Shaughnessy’s "Our Andromeda"
Triptych image: Robert Heinecken, from "Are You Rea," 1964-1968 FEW POETS SPRING into the world fully formed. A poet obsessed ...