Barnard winner Beasley at New Dominion

books-beasleyPoet Sandra Beasley reads from her new collection of poems, I Was the Jukebox, winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, at the New Dominion Book Shop on Thursday, April 29, at 5:30pm.

“These poems are fresh, crisp, and muscular. They are decisive and fearless. Every object, icon, or historical moment has a soul with a voice. In these poems these soulful ones elbow their way to the surface of the page, smartly into the contemporary now.”–Joy Harjo, Barnard prize citation

Beasley is a graduate of the University of Virginia (2002). Her first collection of poems, Theories of Falling, won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she is working on Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a nonfiction book forthcoming from Crown.