Shara Lessley

Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale and The Explosive Expert’s Wife. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford, her awards include an NEA Fellowship, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, an Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship from Colgate University, and a “Discovery”/The Nation prize, among others. With Bruce Snider, she co-edited The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice. She currently lives in Oxford, England.


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Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry: Shara Lessley and Stephen Cushman


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