Sasha Steensen

Contact Information

Phone: 970.491.5079


Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor, Director of Creative Writing

  • Poetry
  • American Literature

Department: English


Professor. B.A., History; M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Poetics, SUNY Buffalo.

Professor Steensen teaches poetry workshops and literature courses. She is the author of House of Deer (Fence Books, 2014); The Method (Fence Books, 2008); A Magic Book, which won the Alberta duPont Bonsal Prize (Fence Books, 2004); Waters: A Lenten Poem (Free Poetry, 2012); A History of the Human Family (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010); The Future of an Illusion (Dos Press, 2008); and correspondence (with Gordon Hadfield, Handwritten Press, 2004). Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Octopus, Omniverse, Jubilat, Denver Quarterly, and La Petit Zine. Her essays and reviews have appeared in journals such as The Volta, Boston Review, Chain, P-queue, and Interim. Steensen she serves as one of the poetry editors for Colorado Review.


PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo