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  Sally Dawidoff


’Tis Meet to Labor for the One You Love
Field Trip to a Graveyard
Talking to Yourself Is Fine


Sally Dawidoff's collection, Talking to Yourself Is Fine, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press. Her poems have been published widely—in Boston ReviewSubtropics, BOMBPloughsharesAmerican Journal of Nursing, New Haven Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. Her adaptation of Ha Jin's novel The Crazed premiered at Central Works Theatre. She and Georgia June Goldberg won The Commission 2014 with Coming to Know What We've Always Known, a multimedia installation of poetry and sculpture. Pets I’ve Known, a song cycle co-written with composer Jason Atkinson, was recorded by soprano Eileen Clark and guitarist Oren Fader. Dawidoff has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and artist-in-residence programs in the U.S. and abroadHeadlands Center for the ArtsVirginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Writers Room/La Casa del Escritor, et al. She teaches poetry workshops and curates More Speech, a series of cultural events.

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