Sandy Longhorn


University of Central Arkansas 201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72035

Author's Bio

I am interested in where lyric and narrative intersect, in working with the strengths in each of these modes. 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. Recently, I have begun work in visual poetry, bringing collage images and found text together to form something new. I teach in the Arkansas Writer's MFA Program at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR, where I direct the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference.

Publications & Prizes

The Alchemy of My Mortal Form (Trio House Press, 2015)
The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths (Jacar Press, 2013)
Blood Almanac (Anhinga Press, 2006)
Prizes won: 

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); 2019 Collins Prize (Birmingham Poetry Review)

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Waterloo, IA
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Last update: May 21, 2019