Sandra Beasley


Sandra Beasley is the author of Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir and cultural history of food allergies. Her previous books are both collections of poetry: I Was the Jukebox, which won the 2009 Barnard Women Poetry Prize, selected by Joy Harjo, and Theories of Falling, which won the New Issues Poetry Prize judged by Marie Howe. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Believer, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Best American Poetry 2010.

Beasley lives in Washington, D.C., where her nonfiction has been featured in the Washington Post Magazine. For more information, please visit, follow her on Twitter @SandraBeasley, or check out her Author page on Facebook.

Sandra Beasley

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by Sandra Beasley - Nonfiction

In this often humorous but always enlightening memoir, Sandra Beasley intertwines her personal experience as "Allergy Girl" with the cultural history of food allergies.