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Overview


Poetry. THEORIES OF FALLING is the winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. Judge Marie Howe said of THEORIES OF FALLING, "I kept coming back to these poems--the tough lyric voice that got under my skin. Clear, intent, this poet doesn't want to fool herself or anybody else. Desire pushes defeat against the wall, and the spirit climbs up from underground." "Sandra Beasley slices her way down the page with precision and punch. Her haunting 'Allergy Girl' series will set off such an itch, I doubt you'll ever fully recover...This poet leaves us to smolder and ache in small kingdoms where 'even the tame dogs dream of biting clear to the bone.'"--Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930974746
  • Publisher: Partners Pub Group
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Series: New Issues Poetry and Prose Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize for her book Theories of Falling, selected by Marie Howe. Her poems have also been featured on Verse Daily, in journals such as 32 Poems, Blackbird, New Orleans Review, and Meridian, and in the 2005 Best New Poets, selected by George Garrett. Awards for her work include the 2006 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize from Passages North and fellowships to Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Jenny McKean Moore Workshop, the Indiana University Writers' Conference, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she received her M.F.A. from American University and serves on the editorial staff of The American Scholar.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2008

    New Poet to Watch

    Ms Beasley writes with an elegance that goes straight to the heart, with an occasional side trip to the funny bone. Her unflinching honesty touches something deep and familiar in all of us. Ms Beasley has the potential to be one of the most important literary voices of this century.

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