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Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley is the author of I Was the Jukebox (Norton, 2010), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling (New Issues, 2008), which won the New Issues Poetry Prize. Her honors include selection in the Best American Poetry 2010, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. In 2011, Crown published her memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. 


The Circus

Summer 2013 | Poetry

In the halls of Pigalle, juxtaposition is not intimacy. 
Moulin Rouge Moulin Rouge Moulin
Red—Louise the Glutton spread high in her kick,