Sandra Beasley

Sandra Beasley is the author of Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life and poetry collections I Was the Jukebox, winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling, which won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. Her honors include a DCCAH Individual Artist Fellowship, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, Inc. She lives in Washington, D.C., where her prose has been featured in the Washington Post Magazine. Learn more at

Articles by Sandra Beasley

Road Warrior: Taking Care of Yourself During Holiday Travel

Healthy treats, map advice and more- how to avoid the most common road trip pitfalls.

When I followed my dream to become a full-time writer, I soon realized I had signed up to be a full-time traveler. Bookstores, festivals, classroom visits—I am always on the road. With more than 50 events looming in the year ahead, I’ve had to get serious about maintaining my sanity, soul, and waistline while I […]
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