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Sandy Longhorn

Author's Bio

I am interested in where lyric and narrative intersect, in working with the strengths in each of these forms. I am interested in white space and line breaks, in the way silence creates room in which words collide and ricochet. I am interested in the kind of tension that can be made visually and linguistically with letters placed on the page. And I am interested in sound, in how the repetition of sounds creates density and intensity within lines, stanzas, and entire poems. I teach in the Arkansas Writer's MFA Program and for the Department of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR. I co-edit the online poetry journal Heron Tree, and blog at Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Alchemy of My Mortal Form (Trio House Press, 2015), The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths (Jacar Press, 2013), Blood Almanac (Anhinga Press, 2006)
Journals:
32 Poems, Black Warrior Review, Blackbird, Boulevard, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, diode, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, Margie, Meridian, New South, North American Review, Quarterly West
Prizes:
2005 Anhinga Prize for Poetry; 2008 Individual Artist Fellowship, Arkansas Arts Council 2013 Jacar Press Full Length Poetry Book Contest 2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press 2016 Porter Fund Literary Prize (Arkansas)

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Lucie Brock-Broido, Charles Wright, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Bishop, Mary Oliver, and Pablo Neruda.

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Listing last updated: November 13, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
IA
Raised in:
Waterloo, IA

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