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. Her third collection, Count the Waves
, will be published by W. W. Norton in 2015. Recent honors for her work include the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, the Cornell College Distinguished Visiting Writer position, the Lenoir-Rhyne University Writer in Residence position, the University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence position, two D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowships and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. Her prose has appeared in such venues as The New York Times Magazine, 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.