John Shoptaw

John Shoptaw

John Shoptaw is the author of a critical study, On the Outside Looking Out: John Ashbery’s Poetry (Harvard University Press, 1995), and a book of poems on the Mississippi River watershed, Times Beach (University of Notre Dame Press), which won the 2016 Northern California Book Award in poetry. He teaches in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

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"I was surprised how attached I got to my poems. I've had "Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg" memorized since my sophomore year, and whenever I get nervous or anxious about something I recite it to myself. "
Sarah Calvin-Stupfel
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