Brenda Shaughnessy

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of Our Andromeda (one of The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2013); Human Dark with Sugar, winner of the James Laughlin Award; and Interior with Sudden Joy.  Her poems have been included in Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, Paris Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere.  A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches at Rutgers-Newark and lives in Brooklyn with her family.