This week we welcome Sandra Simonds as our guest blogger. Sandra grew up in Los Angeles, California. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and Creative Writing at U.C.L.A and an M.F.A. from the University of Montana, where she received a poetry fellowship. In 2010, she earned a PhD in Literature from Florida State University. Her second book of poems, Mother was a Tragic Girl, was published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2012. She is also the author of Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009), which was a finalist for numerous prizes including the National Poetry Series. Her third book of poetry, House of Ions, is forthcoming from Bloof Books in 2014. She is also the author of several chapbooks including Used White Wife (Grey Book Press, 2009) and The Humble Travelogues of Mr. Ian Worthington, Written from Land & Sea (Cy Gist, 2006). Her poems have been published in many journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, The Believer, the Colorado Review, Fence, the Columbia Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Volt, the New Orleans Review and Lana Turner. Her Creative Nonfiction has been published in Post Road and other literary journals. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her partner, two children and two dogs and is an Assistant Professor of English at Thomas University in beautiful, rural Southern Georgia. Find out more about Sandra here. Follow her on twitter @SandmanSimonds.
In other news . . .
Olympics 2012 coverage continues with Gabrielle Calvocoressi and her Olympic team of poet/sports reporters over at the Los Angeles Review of Books. You'll find our Olympic coverage here, and daily posts at the LARB here.