Shane McCrae

Shane McCrae is the author of the poetry collections The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books, 2015), Forgiveness Forgiveness (Factory Hollow Press, 2014), Blood (Noemi Press, 2013), and Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011). McCrae was the recipient of a 2011 Whiting Award, and in 2013 he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2010, American Poetry Review, African American Review, Fence, and AGNI.

McCrae attended the University of Oregon, Linfield College, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Harvard Law School. He lives in Oberlin, Ohio, where he is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Oberlin College. McCrae also teaches in the brief-residency MFA program at Spalding University.



Read an interview with McCrae.

Read some of Shane McCrae’s poems.