Ryan Sharp & Sasha West

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Sasha West’s first book, Failure and I Bury the Body (Harper Perennial), won the National Poetry Series and the Texas Institute of Letters First Book of Poetry Award. It was also featured in thePoets & Writers emerging poets issue. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Ninth Letter, Forklift OH, Born, and elsewhere. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she teaches writing at the University of Texas’s LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Ryan Sharp holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University. His poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals including Callaloo, DIALOGIST, Silk Road, Rio Grande Review, and PANK. He lives in Austin, TX, where he serves as the managing editor for Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review.

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review submissions for issue 42 reopen on Sept. 15th till Dec. 15. To submit, people can visit our website, www.Borderlands.org, or go straight to our Submittable site, https://borderlands.submittable.com/submit.