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Sandra Simonds is the author of four published books of poetry: Steal It Back, The Sonnets, Mother Was a Tragic Girl, and Warsaw Bikini. Her fifth book, Further Problems with Pleasure, was the winner of the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize and will be out in February 2017. Her poems have been included in the Best American Poetry 2015 and 2014 and have appeared in many literary journals, including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Chicago Review, Granta, Ploughshares, Fence, Court Green, and Lana Turner. She is an assistant professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University.
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