Sandra Beasley is the author of I Was the Jukebox
, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling
, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Recent honors for her work include the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, the Lenoir-Rhyne University Writer in Residence position, the University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence position, a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. Her prose has appeared in such venues as the New York Times Book Review
, Washington Post Magazine
and The Oxford American
. Her most recent book is Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life
, a memoir and cultural history of food allergy. She lives in Washington, D.C.