Sandra Beasley & Jill Osier with broadsides by Katie Platte & Aaron Cooper.
Sandra Beasley is the author of I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Other honors for her work include selection for the 2010 Best American Poetry, the 2010 University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence position, a DCCAH Artist Fellowship, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. Her most recent book is Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir and cultural history of food allergy. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Jill Osier is the recipient of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, the Neil Shepard Poetry Prize, and the Robert Watson Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Her recent work appears in Arts & Letters, Beloit Poetry Journal, Crazyhorse, The Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, The Southern Review, Versal, and West Branch. She is the author of a letterpress chapbook, Bedful of Nebraskas (sunnyoutside, 2012). Native to northeast Iowa, she lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.