Shara Lessley (2011)

Shara Lessley

Shara Lessley is a former Stegner Fellow. Her awards include an Artist Fellowship from the State of North Carolina, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, an Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship, the Tickner Fellowship and a “Discovery”/The Nation prize. Shara’s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, the Southern Review, the Cincinnati Review and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. Her collection Two-Headed Nightingale is forthcoming from New Issues Press in 2012. [2011]