Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley
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Biography

Sandra Beasley won the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize for I Was the Jukebox, selected by Joy Harjo (W.W. Norton, 2010). Her first collection, Theories of Falling (New Issues, 2008), won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize judged by Marie Howe. Her poetry has appeared in PoetrySlate, and The Believer, and was chosen forThe Best American Poetry 2010. Honors for her work include the 2010 University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence, a DCCAH Individual Artist Fellowship, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award fromPoets & Writers. Beasley lives in Washington, D.C., where she serves on the Board of The Writer’s Center. She keeps a blog,Chicks Dig Poetry.

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Last modified: April 18, 2016