Sandra Beasley

Art Discipline: 
Washington, DC
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Sep 18, 2023 to Oct 13, 2023

Sandra Beasley is the author of Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir and cultural history of food allergies. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Virginia Quarterly Review, Grist, LitHub, and A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays. She is the author of four poetry collections. Her most recent volume, Made to Explode, won the Housatonic Book Award and was a finalist for the Library of Virginia Award. She edited the anthology, Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. Other honors for her work include the Munster Literature Centre’s John Montague Fellowship, an NEA fellowship, and six DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities fellowships. She lives in Washington, D.C. In Spring 2023, she served as the McGee Professor of Creative Writing at Davidson College in North Carolina.