blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley is the author of, most recently, the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life (Crown Publishers, 2011). She is also the author of two books of poetry: I Was the Jukebox (W.W. Norton & Company, 2010), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2008), winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. Her prose has appeared in Washington Post Magazine, The Oxford American, and The New York Times. Her work has been included in The Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity University Press, 2013) and The Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2010). Beasley is the recipient of the Summer Poet in Residence position at the University of Mississippi, a 2012 Larry Neal Writer’s Award through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award.  end

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