Sarah O'Brien


Lincoln, NE
Nebraska US

Author's Bio

Sarah A. O'Brien is a poet and painter from Massachusetts, USA. She is the author of the poetry book Shapeshifter (Boston Accent Lit, 2019). Sarah is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal and press, Boston Accent Lit, and she is an Editor of Horn Pond Review. She also wrote and published three poetry chapbooks: Dancing on a Dead-End Street, Moon-Soaked, and Cozy (available on Sarah currently writes, teaches, and bartends in Nebraska. Find her tweeting from the heartland @fluent_saracasm. 

Publications & Prizes

Concurrence (University of Nebraska Press, 2019)
Allegro Poetry Magazine
Dirty Chai
Every Writer
Ghost City Review
Grey Borders Magazine
In Between Hangovers
Ink In Thirds
Mineral Lit Mag
Nine Muses Poetry
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Poetry Breakfast
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Surreal Poetics
The Alembic
Third Point Press
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Vending Machine Press
Prizes won: 

Academic Excellence Award in Poetry from Providence College; Providence College Poetry & Fiction Contest: First Place in Prose Poetry; 2011 McKeown Scholar 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, John Ashbery, Ocean Vuong, Lucille Clifton, Rumi
What I'm reading now: 
You are Not Dead by Wendy Xu, Linda Vista by Tracy Letts, Meet Me at the Happy Bar by Steve Langan, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Schools, Teenagers, Women
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Born in: 
Winchester, MA
Raised in: 
Woburn, MA
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Last update: Oct 21, 2020