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Shane McCrae is the author of six full-length books of poetry—most recently, The Gilded Auction Block
, which will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the fall, and In the Language of My Captor
, which was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2017, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.
His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and he has received a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer’s Award, a fellowship from the NEA, and a Pushcart Prize.
He is part of the permanent faculty in the Columbia University MFA Writing Program, and lives in New York City.