ISBN: McCrae broadside
Categories Broadsides

Nonfiction Broadside

Publication Date: April 2014


Shane McCrae, “The Visible Boy”

BLP Chapbook Broadside Series

5.5 x 8.5 Natural Cardstock, Fine Paper Trim

Each BLP broadside is handmade & unique – the design and trim will vary a bit broadside by broadside. These beautiful art objects are handmade in a limited edition to accompany the release of each new BLP chapbook.


Nonfiction is a welcome offering from one of the most stunningly original poets to emerge in the last few years. Using a hauntingly lyrical syntax that embraces stammerings and fragmentations, Shane McCrae gives us poems based on documentary accounts of slavery and imprisonment, as well as more intimate treatments of troubling subjects. Whatever their sources, the poems are “nonfiction” in the most urgent sense, bringing to light some of our culture’s most deeply disturbing truths.

-Martha Collins

About the Author

Shane McCrae

Shane McCrae is the author of Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and Blood (Noemi Press, 2013), as well as two chapbooks,One Neither One (Octopus Books, 2009) and In Canaan (Rescue Press, 2010). His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Best American Poetry 2010, Fence, Gulf Coast, jubilat and others. In 2011, he received a Whiting Writer's Award.

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