October 15, 2014
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Brenda Shaughnessy will conduct a poetry workshop from 3:00-4:30pm, Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge.

Brenda Shaughnessy-Writers in Camden SeriesBrenda Shaughnessy is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Our Andromeda—one of The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2013. Her other books are Human Dark with Sugar, winner of the James Laughlin Award, and Interior with Sudden Joy.  Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Harpers, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and elsewhere. She is a 2013 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and Assistant Professor of English and in the M.F.A. Program at Rutgers University at Newark.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, son, and daughter.   

Steve-Scafidi-HeadshotSteve Scafidi is the author of the poetry collections For Love of Common Words (Louisiana State University Press, 2006) and Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer (Louisiana State University Press, 2001), which won the fifth annual Levis Reading Prize. His third collection, The Cabinetmaker’s Window, was published this year. He is a cabinetmaker and lives in West Virginia.