Poetry & Essays

Natasha Sajé is the author of three books of poems Red Under the Skin (Pittsburgh, 1994), Bend (Tupelo Press, 2004), and Vivarium (Tupelo, 2014); a book of poetry criticism Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory (University of Michigan Press, 2014); and many essays. Her work has been honored with the Robert Winner and Alice Fay di Castagnola Awards, a Fulbright fellowship, the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize, and the Utah Book Award.

Poetry

Natasha Sajé is the author of three books of poetry: Red Under the Skin (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994), Bend (Tupelo Press, 2004), and Vivarium (Tupelo Press, 2014). Poems presented here are selections from these books.

Poem Date Periodical Link to Poem
"a meeting"
"frangipani"
2017 Sunday Blog Read - Artists of Utah's 15 Bytes Read the poem
"palliative" 2016 Under a Warm Green Linden Read the poem
"the night begins with sugar" 2015 Originally published on the Academy of American Poets website
(Republished on The Spectrum)
Read the poem
"F" 2010 Beloit Poetry Journal Read the poem
"Against Chronology" 2009 Cerise Press Read the poem
"Two Thieves" 2009 Cerise Press Read the poem
"H" 2005 Poetry Society of America Read the poem
"The Tunnel" 2003 Virginia Quarterly Review Read the poem
"Bad News"
"Song of the Cook"
"trouble"
2002 Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters and Life Read the poems
"Then What Is the Question?" 1995 Feminist Studies, Inc. Read the poem
"Agoraphobia" 1994 Virginia Quarterly Review Read the poem

Essays

Natasha Sajé has written essays on a variety of topics from poetry to food to love.

Essay Date Periodical Link to Poem
"Some Thoughts about John Clare" 2014 North American Review (Blog) Read the essay
"Capon" 2014 Alimentum: The Literature of Food Read the essay
"In Praise of Dispraise" 2014 The Chronicle of Higher Education Read the essay
"My Year in Fruit" 2013 Food52 Read the essay
"Parsley" 2013 Alimentum: The Literature of Food Read the essay
"Down to ‘The Wire’" 2009 New York Times Read the essay
"Teaching for Tips" 2005 Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Read the essay
"Artful Artlessness: Reading the Coquette in Roderick Hudson" 1997 The Henry James Review Read the essay

Sound Bites

Hear interviews with and readings by Natasha Sajé.

Interview or Reading Date Source Link to Audio File
Judith Arcana interviews Natasha Sajé 2017 An Interview with Natasha Sajé – KBOO 90.7 Community Radio in Portland OR
Natasha Sajé reads "the night begins with sugar" 2015 The Academy of American Poets - SoundCloud
J. P. Dancing Bear interviews Natasha Sajé 2014 Out of Our Minds – KKUP radio (Cupertino CA)
Shelagh Shapiro interviews Natasha Sajé 2009 Write the Book – Burlington VT radio