Yerra Sugarman received a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and the 2005 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry for her first book, Forms of Gone, published by The Sheep Meadow Press in 2002. Her second book, The Bag of Broken Glass, was published in January 2008, also by Sheep Meadow. She is the recipient of a “Discovery”/The Nation Poetry Prize, a Chicago Literary Award, the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award, its Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, and, most recently, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and a 2008 Canada Council Grant for Creative Writers. Her poems, translations and articles have appeared in Prairie Schooner; The Nation; ACM Another Chicago Magazine; Cimarron Review; Literary Imagination; Nightsun; Lyric; Pleiades; White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood; Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust, and other publications. Her work has been translated into French and published in French journals. Born in Toronto, she lives in New York, where she has taught creative writing at several undergraduate and MFA programs. She is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at The University of Houston. She can be reached at Yersug@aol.com. Visit her blog at: http://yerrasugarman.blogspot.com/
The Bag of Broken Glass (Poetry Collection) Published 2008
Sheep Meadow Press
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