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Tom Sleigh
Portrait of Tom Sleigh

Tom Sleigh’s books include House of Fact, House of Ruin; Station Zed; Army Cats, which won the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and Space Walk, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award. His most recent book of essays, The Land between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of Refugees, recounts his time as a journalist in the Middle East and Africa. He has received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of Ameria, and grants from the Lila Wallace Fund, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy in Berlin, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College and is a contributing editor of AGNI. For more, visit www.tomsleigh.com. (updated 3/2020)

Sleigh’s AGNI poem “After Herodotus” won a Pushcart Prize and was reprinted in the 2006 anthology. “At the Pool” was chosen for The Best American Poetry 2009.

Tom Sleigh and Charles Bardes coauthored “A Viral Exchange, under Lockdown” for the AGNI blog. “An Interview with Tom Sleigh” by Allegra Wong also appears at AGNI Online. Sleigh’s second book, Waking, was reviewed in AGNI 34 by Joseph Lease. His collection The Chain was reviewed in AGNI 43 by Susan Mitchell. His collection The Dreamhouse was reviewed in AGNI 52 by Sven Birkerts.

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
Crossing the Border
AGNI 41 Print Only
Poetry
The Denial
AGNI 41 Print Only
Poetry
The Distance Between
AGNI 41 Print Only
Poetry
Drafts of “Marriage”
AGNI 43 Print Only
Poetry
After Herodotus
AGNI 60 Print Only
Poetry
Ziggurat
AGNI 60 Print Only
Poetry
For Benny Andrews (poem)
AGNI 66 Print Only
Poetry
At the Pool
AGNI 65 Print Only
Poetry
A Promise
AGNI 68 Print Only
Poetry
Kafka Variations
AGNI 68 Print Only
Poetry
Claw
AGNI 68 Print Only
Poetry
Party at Marquis de Sade’s Place
AGNI 73 Print Only
Essays
One Person in Three Substances, or Three Substances in One Person?
AGNI 49 Print Only
Essays
In Memoriam Michael Mazur, 1935–2009
AGNI 70 Print Only
Poetry
Ending
AGNI 31 and 32 Print Only
Essays
Editor’s Note
AGNI 29 and 30 Print Only
Poetry
Afterwords
AGNI 28 Print Only
Essays
Ay, Que Vida
AGNI 26 Print Only

AGNI has published the following translations:

Poetry
from Heracles: To the Muses
By Euripides
Translated from the ancient Greek by Tom Sleigh
AGNI 48 Print Only
Poetry
Amores III, ix
By Ovid
Translated by Tom Sleigh
AGNI 55 Print Only
Poetry
Amores II, vi
By Ovid
Translated by Tom Sleigh
Poetry
from Amores I, xiii
By Ovid
Translated by Tom Sleigh
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