Brenda Beardsley

writer of in-betweens

Brenda Beardsley’s work appears or is forthcoming in Permafrost, DASH, december, Fence, The American Journal of Poetry, The Examined Life Journal (University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine), Pentimento, and wordgathering, as well as anthologized in COVID Spring, Granite State Pandemic Poems. Winner of the 2020 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Poetry Contest, she is a two-time finalist for the Hunger Mountain Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, as well as finalist for december’s 2022 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize. Beardsley earned her MFA from Goddard College, and is the former Editorial Director of Clockhouse. She writes frequently about disability, care-giving, the environment, and other issues of social justice.

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