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A native of Beaumont, Texas, LISA SANDLIN is the author of
The Famous Thing About
Death (Cinco Puntos P, 1991) and Message to the Nurse of Dreams
(Cinco Puntos P, 1997), which won the Violet Crown Award from the
Austin Writers League and the Jesse H Jones Award from the Texas
Institute of Letters. Her writing has appeared in
Shenandoah, The New York Times, Southwest Review, Crazy Horse,
The recipient of the NEA Fellowship, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and a
she received her BA from Rice University,
and her MFA from Vermont College.
She is a Professor of English at Wayne State College, where
she teaches creative writing.
She is the co-editor of Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (Backwaters Press),
which was named the Poetry Honor Book
Best Cover Design/Illustration in the 2003 Nebraska Book Awards.
Her newest book,
You Who Made the Sky Bend: Saints as Archetypes of the Human
Condition (Pinyon Publishing, 2011),
won the New Mexico Book Award for 2011. She co-authored the book
with Catherine Ferguson.