Sandra Beasley made a big impression during her stint as poet in residence at Ole Miss this summer. She befriended many of us in her short time here, and, with her stunning book of poems, I Was The Jukebox (Norton, 24.95, signed firsts available here) having been recently published, we discovered her work at the same time we got to know her. Her visit culminated in a reading at Off Square where she was introduced by Beth Ann Fennelly to a room crowded with students, faculty, and townspeople, and, at the close of the event, was presented with a beautiful broadside made by Jan Murray. The broadside has been produced in a 100-copy limited edition, numbered and signed by the poet and the artist, and is now available from Square Books for $20.
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