Sharan Strange was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She attended Harvard University before earning an MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first collection of poems, Ash, was published in 2001, and her poems have appeared in various publications, including the American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry (1994), and Callaloo, where she is a contributing editor. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum in New York City and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Strange is an English instructor at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
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