Sara Pirkle


The University of Alabama, Department of English Campus Box 870244
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Author's Bio

Sara Pirkle is a Southern poet, an identical twin, a breast cancer survivor, and a board game enthusiast. Sara holds a PhD in English from Georgia State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia College & State University. She has received writing fellowships from The Anderson Center, I-Park Foundation, and The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She is the Assistant Director of Creative Writing at The University of Alabama, where she also runs the Pure Products Reading & Lecture Series.

Publications & Prizes

Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems (Negative Capability Press, 2015)
Love Poems & Other Messages for Bruce Springsteen (Puddinghouse Press, 2009)
The Disappearing Act (Mercer University Press, 2018)
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Hartskill Review
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Southern Women's Review
TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics
The Oklahoma Review
The Wild Word
Umbrella Factory Magazine
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Wraparound South
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Winner of the 2016 Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry (Mercer University Press Book Award) for The Disappearing Act; Nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry in 2019; Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015, 2017 and 2018; Longlisted for the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Poetry; 2015 Best of the Net Anthology nominee; 2015 Independent Best American Poetry nominee 


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Cordele, GA
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Thomson, GA
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Last update: Jul 03, 2020