Saturday, November 22, 2008

What is Brenda Shaughnessy reading?

This weekend's featured contributor to Writers Read: Brenda Shaughnessy, a Lecturer in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and the Poetry Editor of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books.

One paragraph from her entry:
Books of prose I recently finished that I keep thinking about are Ed Park's hilariously-and-sadly-perfect-for-our-times Personal Days. I also loved Kelly Link's Magic For Beginners. And on the serious side, Simone Weil's essays Waiting for God.[read on]
Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of Interior with Sudden Joy and Human Dark with Sugar, and co-editor of Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House. Her poems have been published in Bomb, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Yale Review and elsewhere. She is the recent recipient of the prestigious James Laughlin award.

Read some of Brenda Shaughnessy's poems online at Boston Review and listen to others at

Writers Read: Brenda Shaughnessy.

--Marshal Zeringue