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Shara Lessley (2006-2007)

Shara Lessley is the author of "Two-Headed Nightingale" and her current manuscript entitled "The Explosive Expert’s Wife".. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, 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 from Colgate University, and a “Discovery”/The Nation prize. Shara’s poems and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, New England Review and Blackbird, among others. A recipient of scholarships from ArtsBridge and Bread Loaf, Shara holds bachelor’s degrees in Dance and English from the University of California, Irvine, and an MFA from University of Maryland. View Shara's website here.


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