With her sharp, punchy, sardonic wit, Natalie Shapero's Popular Longing explores sadnesses and subordinations in their myriad forms.
About the Author
Natalie Shapero is the current Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Her most recent poetry collection, Hard Child (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Her previous collection, No Object (Saturnalia, 2013), received the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award. Known for her dark, laconic, and occasionally self-deprecating humor, Shapero's poetry has been said to resemble stand-up comedy, weaving her poems into subtle set-ups and punchlines that build from and interact with one another. Her work, which has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Poetry, and elsewhere, has also been included in installations by the artist Ann Hamilton at the Park Avenue Armory, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.