| Poetry; Memoir|
| May 5, 1980 (age 35)
Vienna, Virginia (1980-05-05) |
University of Virginia;
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, American University, University of Virginia
Goodreads Choice Awards Best Food & Cookbooks
I Was the Jukebox: Poems, Theories of falling, Don't Kill the Birthday, Count the Waves: Poems
Barnard Women Poets Prize
Sandra Beasley Wikipedia
Sandra Beasley (born May 5, 1980, in Vienna, Virginia) is an American poet and non-fiction writer.
Beasley graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, earned a B.A. in English magna cum laude from the University of Virginia, and later received an MFA degree from American University. For several years she worked as an editor at The American Scholar before leaving the position to write full-time.
Beasley is the author of the poetry collections Theories of Falling (New Issues, 2008) and I Was the Jukebox, (W.W. Norton, 2010), as well as the memoir Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life (Crown, 2011), which is also a cultural history of food allergies. Her poetry has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2010, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Best New Poets 2005, as well as such journals as Poetry, The Believer, AGNI online, Blackbird, Barrelhouse, Copper Nickel, Gulf Coast, and Black Warrior Review. She was a regular contributor to the "XX Files" column for the Washington Post Magazine and more recently her prose has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Psychology Today. She has received fellowships to the University of Mississippi (as the Summer Poet in Residence), the Sewanee Writers' Conference (Walter E. Dakin Fellowship), and Virginia Center for Creative Arts (two Cafritz Fellowships), among others honors. She serves on the Board for the Writer's Center and is also a member of the Arts Club of Washington.2010 Summer Poet in Residence fellowship at the University of Mississippi
2010 LegalArt Residence
2010 Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
2009 Friends of Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation
2009 Cafritz Fellowship to Virginia Center for Creative Arts
2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Joy Harjo
2008 Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference
2008 Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers
2007 New Issues Poetry Prize, selected by Marie Howe
2006 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize from Passages North at Northern Michigan University
2005 Cafritz Fellowship to Virginia Center for Creative Arts
Beasley, Sandra (2011). Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. New York, NY: Crown Publishing Group. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-307-58811-1.
Beasley, Sandra (2010). I Was the Jukebox: Poems. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-393-07651-6.
Beasley, Sandra (2008). Theories of Falling: Poems. Kalamazoo, MI: New Issues Poetry & Prose. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-930974-74-6.
Die Abtastnadel in der Rille eines traurigen Lieds. Selected poems. Bilingual edition (German, English). Berlin: Hochroth Press, 2011. pp. 28. ISBN 978-3-942161-13-8