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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, Story Quarterly, and elsewhere. The recipient of the NEA Fellowship, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize, 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 and won 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.

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