Brenda Shaughnessy's most recent collection of poetry is Our Andromeda, from Copper Canyon Press. She’s also the author of Human Dark with Sugar and Interior with Sudden Joy. Her poems have appeared in Harpers, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Slate and elsewhere. She is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, and is Assistant Professor of English in the M.F.A. Program at Rutgers-Newark. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Shaughnessy read from her work on September 26, 2013, in Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall. This interview took place earlier the same day.