Sasha West’s poems have appeared in the Southern Review, Ninth
Letter, Forklift, Ohio, Third Coast, Born, and elsewhere. She holds graduate
degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Houston,
where she was editor of Gulf Coast. Her work has garnered awards including
scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Rice University’s Parks
Fellowship, Pushcart nominations, and Inprint’s Verlaine Prize. Her booklength
poem, Failure and I Bury the Body, won the 2012 National Poetry Series.
She lives in Austin with her husband and teaches writing at the University of
Texas’s LBJ School of Public Affairs.