Creative Writing
Department Chair:
Kazim Ali

Administrative Assistant:
Suzanne Overstreet

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-6567
Fax: (440) 775-6677

153 W. Lorain Street

Oberlin, OH, 44074

Shane McCrae

Shane McCrae

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


153 W. Lorain Street, Room 202
(440) 775-5135

Shane McCrae

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Linfield College, 2002
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa, 2004
  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School, 2007
  • Master of Arts, University of Iowa, 2012

Shane McCrae has written four full-length books of poems—Mule (Cleveland State University Poetry Center; finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a PEN Center USA Literary Award), Blood (Noemi Press), Forgiveness Forgiveness (Factory Hollow Press), and The Animal Too Big to Kill (Persea Books; winner of the 2014 Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award)—and three chapbooks. His poems and prose have appeared in many anthologies, including The Best American series, and have been published in The American Poetry Review, Fence, Boston Review, Agni, jubilat and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Interview with Shane from the Ostrich Review


After the Uprising

Claiming Language