Award-winning poet Brenda Shaughnessy visits today, a powerful, bracing new book of poems in hand, The Octopus Museum (Knopf). She is a poet who writes with a keenness and fiercely intelligent sensibility rare in poetry here today, whether it’s contemplating some matter of daily life with children, or larger questions of our place in the universe. Her excellent previous books - So Much Synth, Human Dark with Sugar, Our Andromeda - have been published by Copper Canyon.
"Over the last two decades Shaughnessy has stripped herself down to a voice that can sing plainly about disappointment and love in hard circumstances and the lost art of the mix tape."--The Paris Review on So Much Synth.