Biography

Sasha Steensen is the author of The Method (Fence Books, 2008), A Magic Book, which won the Alberta duPont Bonsal Prize (Fence Books, 2004), The Future of an Illusion (Dos Press, 2008), and correspondence (with Gordon Hadfield, Handwritten Press, 2004).  Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Denver Quarterly, Aufgabe, Goodfoot, Free Verse, Slope, Shearsman, Shiny, and La Petit Zine.  Her essays and reviews have appeared in journals such as Boston Review, Chain, P-queue and Interim. She teaches poetry workshops, literature courses, letterpress printing and bookmaking at Colorado State University.  She is currently working on a hybrid project, which is part poetry, part memoir, part history of the Back-to-the-Land movement of the 1970’s.  Steensen is also co-editor of  Bonfire Press (http://bonfirepress.colostate.edu), and she serves as one of the poetry editors for Colorado Review.