Shawn Delgado is the author of the chapbook, A Sky Half-Dismantled (Jeanne Duval Editions). His work is appears or is forthcoming from Connotation Press, Cortland Review, storySouth, and Terminus. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of English at UNC Greensboro.
Billy Collins calls the poem, which invites the reader into it as “hospitable.” Shawn Delgado’s poems are certainly hospitable–they’re plain spoken, tell storied, but are always nuanced, their clarity limited by a quiet, insistent originality. This slim volume, this sheaf, you are holding, is the beginning of a true voice in American poetry.
— Thomas Lux