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About the Artist

Sharon Bryan (Clinton) is the author of Planet on the Table: Poets on the Reading Life and Where We Stand: Women Poets on Literary Tradition. She has also published three collections of poems: Objects of Affection, Flying Blind and Salt Air. Her fourth collection of poems, Stardust, will be published by BOA Editions in 2009. Her work has been reviewed in such publications as The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, The Salt Lake Tribune and Amazon Online Booksellers. In addition to being an accomplished author, Sharon has taught at Dartmouth College, University of Washington, Memphis State University, University of Missouri and the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Utah, an MA in Anthropology from Cornell University and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa. She is currently at work on a poetry collection, Bare Bones, and a nonfiction book, Searching for Andras, based on her mother’s pen-pal correspondence with a young man in Budapest between 1936 and 1941.

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