Sandra Beasley

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Sandra Beasley

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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, won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize judged by Marie Howe. She was included in The Best American Poetry 2010 and has received such honors as a DCCAH Individual Artist Fellowship, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. 

Beasley lives in Washington, D.C., where she serves on the Board of the Writer’s Center. Her nonfiction has been featured in the Washington Post Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and Psychology Today. In 2011 Crown published Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life, a memoir and cultural history of food allergies.

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