As National Poetry Month comes to a close, we’ll spend the final days focusing close to home, on our very own English department poets — Matthew Cooperman, Sasha Steensen, Dan Beachy-Quick, and Camille Dungy.
Professor Sasha Steensen has published numerous chapbooks and full-length poetry collections, including correspondence (a collaborative work she completed with Gordon Hadfield in 2004), A Magic Book (2004), The Future of an Illusion (2008), The Method (2008), A History of the Human Family (2010), Waters: A Lenten Poem (2012), and most recently, House of Deer (2014). She has also written and published a number of essays and reviews.
A Magic Book received the Alberta duPont Bonsal Prize.
In addition to teaching poetry and literature courses at CSU, Steensen also serves as co-poetry editor for the Colorado Review.
This Steensen poem from 2008, “Parchment, Please,” originally appeared in The Method: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/55599
Check out Steensen’s faculty profile for more.