Sarah Blackman

Poet, Fiction Writer

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
205 534 6654

Author's Bio

Sarah Blackman is the director of creative writing at the Fine Arts Center, an arts-dedicated public high school. Her poetry and prose has been published in a number of journals and magazines, including The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions, Oxford American Magazine, and The Missouri Review, among others. She has been anthologized in the Poets Against the War Anthology, Best New American Voices 2006, Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction, and xoOrpheus: Fifty New Myths, which was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2014. Blackman is the co–fiction editor of DIAGRAM and the founding editor of Crashtest, an online magazine for high school–age writers. She is an international examiner for the Creative Writing Master's program at Rhodes University in South Africa and a member of the board at FC2. Her short story collection, Mother Box, was the winner of the Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction prize and was published by FC2 in 2013. Her novel, Hex, came out with the same press in 2016. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with her partner, poet John Pursley III, and their two daughters.

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Publications & Prizes

Hex (FC2, 2016)
Mother Box (FC2, 2013)
Prizes won: 


Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize

Sophie Kerr Prize for Literary Promise

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
A.S. Byatt Virginia Woolf Clarice Lispector Leonora Carrington Kathryn Davis Djuna Barnes Barbara Comyns Octavia Butler

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, White
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Born in: 
Washington DC, DC
District Of Columbia
Raised in: 
Bethesda, MD
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Last update: May 07, 2019