Shane McCrae

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Shane McCrae (born September 22, 1975) is an American poet. He is the author of the poetry collections The Animal Too Big to Kill (winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award; to be published in September, 2015 by Persea Books), Forgiveness Forgiveness (Factory Hollow Press, 2014), Blood (Noemi Press, 2013), and Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011).[1] McCrae was the recipient of a 2011 Whiting Award,[2] and in 2012 his collection Mule was a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award[3] and a PEN Center USA Literary Award.[4] In 2013, McCrae received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.[5] His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2010, American Poetry Review, African American Review, Fence, and AGNI.[2]

Shane McCrae attended the University of Oregon, Linfield College, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Harvard Law School.[2] He lives in Oberlin, Ohio, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing program at Oberlin College.[6] McCrae also teaches in the brief-residency MFA program at Spalding University.[7]


  1. ^ "Poetry Center || Cleveland State University". Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "This Year’s Award Winners | Whiting Writers’ Awards | Programs | Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation". Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Claremont Graduate University News and Events Index". Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
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  5. ^ "NEA: FY 2013 GRANT AWARDS: Literature Fellowships: Creative Writing (Poetry)". Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Creative Writing | Oberlin College". Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  7. ^ "MFA Faculty | Spalding University". Retrieved 2013-08-10. 

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