Sally Lipton Derringer was a book manuscript finalist for the Tampa Review Prize, as well as for Fordham University’s Poets Out Loud Prize and the New Issues Poetry Prize, and a semifinalist for the Brittingham/Felix Pollak Prizes and Cider Press Review Book Award. She was a finalist for the Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize, Arts & Letters Prize, Kay Murphy Prize, Phyllis Smart Young Prize, Sonora Review Fiction Contest, New Millennium Fiction Award, and Tampa Review Danahy Fiction Prize, a runner-up for the William Dickey Memorial Broadside Contest and Grolier Poetry Prize, and a semifinalist for the James Wright Poetry Award and Paumanok Poetry Award. She also received honorable mention in Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize, New Millennium Writings' Poetry Award, and the poetry competition of the National Writers Union. Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, The Los Angeles Review, Sentence, Bellevue Literary Review, The Prose-Poem Project, Memoir, SLAB, The Quarterly, The New York Quarterly, Tampa Review, The Journal of the American Medical Association, december, Far Out: Poems of the '60s, and other journals and anthologies. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University, has taught in the English Department at SUNY Rockland, and currently teaches at Rockland Center for the Arts in W.Nyack, N.Y.
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