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Sandra Beasley

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Sandra Beasley is the author of I Was the Jukebox, winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Joy Harjo and published by W. W. Norton. Her debut book, Theories of Falling, was selected by Marie Howe as the winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize (New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2008). Her poetry has been featured in the Best American Poetry 2010, and her nonfiction has been featured in the Washington Post Magazine. In July, Crown will publish Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Life , a memoir and cultural history of food allergies. When not traveling for readings and residencies, Beasley lives in Washington, DC, where she serves on the faculty of the Writer's Center.

I am about to hop on a plane to Los Angeles, where I will spend 72 hours immersed in the annual AWP Conference, which brings 12-14K writers to one place. I always pack my high heels in plastic bags. Over the years, my plastic bags have acquired an accidental theme, as seen in my pre-packing snapshot.

If you offer me a button, I will wear it. If you buy me a martini, I will drink it. If you have... Read more of this blog post »
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Don't Kill the Birthday Gir...

3.56 avg rating — 1,481 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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I Was the Jukebox: Poems

4.29 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Theories of Falling

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Count the Waves: Poems

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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“You are that moment before falling, the falling,
a whir of falling, a wail of falling, the sweet
Sandra Beasley, Theories of Falling

“Just to try. The smooth
surface resists, resists,
and erupts in my mouth:
seeds, juice, acid, blood

of a perfect household.
The way, when I finally
went sailing, my stomach
was rocked from inside

out. Little boat, big sea.
Handful of skinned sunsets.

from Cherry Tomatoes
Sandra Beasley, Theories of Falling

“Yes, I speak Dewey Decimal.”
Sandra Beasley, I Was the Jukebox: Poems

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Pamela Hey Sandra...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

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