Sarah Brown Weitzman

Delray Beach, FL 33483-5252

Author's Bio

Although i began life with a poet's name, Sarah Elizabeth Brown, I did not find my voice until I was nearly forty. Since then I have had more than four hundred poems published in journals and anthologies under the name, Sarah Brown Weitzman. I am now 82 and still writing, publishing and lecturing on contemporary poetry.

Publications and Prizes

Herman and the Ice Witch
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2014)
, Never Far From Flesh
(Main Street Rag Press, 2005)
, The Forbidden
(Pudding House Publications, 2004)
Abraxas, America, Croton Review, Kansas Quarterly, Long Island Quarterly, The Madison Review, Mid-American Review, The Nassau Review, North American Review, Poet & Critic, Poet Lore, Rattle
Prizes Won: 
NEA Fellowship 1984, 2013 Harry Hoyt Lacey Prize, Pushcart Nominee 2012. Finalist AAP Walt Whitman contest 1981.

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Irish American
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Port Washington, NY
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Port Washington, NY
LOOKING BACK I meant to return long before this but in looking back we learn too much of loss and I dreaded that. Now going through the house and my parents’ lives too revealed by what they saved and what they left behind for me to find, I feel nothing but pain for the past trying to understand how I fell so short of what I intended to do with my life. How life twists and turns against us. How a childhood is not really understood until it is lived a second time in memory. How wonderful and how terrible it seems now because it is gone and because it was mine.
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Last updated: Aug 26, 2017