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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley is the author of three poetry collections—Count the Waves, I Was the Jukebox (winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize), and Theories of Falling—and a memoir, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, and two D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities fellowships. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she coordinates literary programming for the Arts Club of Washington, and she teaches with the University of Tampa low-residency M.F.A. program. More about her at sandrabeasley.net and Poetry Foundation.

Teaching style: The tone of Sandra's workshops is rigorous, but conversational--there's always time for a joke. She praises clarity and risk on the page.