Sandra Beasley

Sandra BeasleySandra 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.