Meet Sandra Beasley — National Poetry Month Featured Poet for April 8th

Sandra Beasley won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize for Theories of Falling, selected by Marie Howe. Her poems have been featured in Verse Daily, Best New Poets, Slate, The Believer, AGNI online, 32 Poems, Blackbird, and Black Warrior Review. Awards for her work include the 2008 Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, and fellowships to Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Millay Colony, and VCCA. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she is an editor for The American Scholar and a Board Member for the Writer’s Center.

Blackbird Literary Review writes:

Sandra Beasley dares to allow humor mixed with a delightfully sly wit into her poetry, marshalling those qualities in the service of a seriously inventive capacity for penetrating insight and sometimes rueful wisdom. Minotaurs, parades and college boys wear some striking new outfits in these poems and manage successfully to turn their old baggage to the task of gaining our compassion.



Sandra Beasley’s Webpage

How a Poem Happens— Sandra Beasley interviewed about her poetic process in regards to the poem Metro Section, Page 4.

The Scrambler Interview with Sandra Beasley

Chicks Dig Poetry — Sandra Beasley’s blog.

Poems On-Line:

The Hotel Devotion

The Natives Are Restless

Theories of Falling

Making History

The Minotaur Speaks

The Parade

I Don’t Fear Death

Love Poem for Wednesday

My God

The World War Speaks

Making the Crane