Sarah Sarai

Poet, Fiction Writer

N/A
New York, NY 10010
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Author's Bio

New in 2019/2020: THAT STRAPLESS BRA IN HEAVEN: poems by Sarah Sarai (Kelsay Books). GEOGRAPHIES OF SOUL AND TAFFETA (poems), published by Indolent Books; THE FUTURE IS HAPPY (poems), pub. by BlazeVOX. I've edited across most platforms and industries, and have settled into being an independent editor of fiction and poetry. I've taught at Pace, Fordham University, BMCC/CUNY, UCC/New Jersey, Antioch/Seattle and others. My MFA in Fiction is from Sarah Lawrence College. My body is in New York. My imagination roams.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Chapbook:
The Young Orator (Winged City Press, 2014)
Journals: ,
Bellowing Ark
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Callisto
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Connotation Press: An Online Artifact
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Fiction At Work
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Homestead Review
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Stet
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Stone's Throw
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Storyglossia
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Unlikely Stories
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VerbSap.com
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Weber Studies
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Webster Review
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West
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Poetry

Anthologies:
Birds fall silent in the mechanical sea (Great weather for MEDIA, 2019)
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Stonewall's Legacy (Local Gems Press, 2019)
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Like a Fat Gold Watch: Meditations on Sylvia Plath and Living (Fat Gold Watch Press, 2017)
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Composing Poetry: A Guide to Writing Poems and Thinking Lyrically (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016)
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Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Publications, 2013)
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The OR Panthology: Ocellus Reseau (Other Rooms Press, 2013)
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Maintenant 6 (Three Rooms Press, 2012)
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Say It Loud: Poems About James Brown (Whirlwind Press, 2011)
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you say. say. (Uphook Press, 2009)
Books:
That Strapless Bra in Heaven (Kelsay Books, 2019)
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Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books, 2018)
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The Future Is Happy (BlazeVOX books, 2009)
Chapbooks:
O You of the Cotton Pajamas! (Dusie Press, 2016)
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I Feel Good (Beard of Bees, 2013)
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Emily Dickinson's Coconut Face (Dusie Press, 2013)
Journals: ,
Ascent
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Barrow Street
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Big City Lit
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Dressing Room Poetry Journal
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Flaneur Foundry
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Folly Magazine
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Ghost City Review
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GHOTI
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Isacoustic
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Lambda Literary
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MiPOesias
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Mississippi Review
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Otoliths
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Pank
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Parthenon West Review
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Ping Pong
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Prelude
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Red Peter
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Sprung Formal
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The Wallace Stevens Journal
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Vending Machine Press
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West Wind Review
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Willows Wept Review
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Yew
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Zocalo Public Square
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Fine Madness
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Frigg Magazine
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Minnesota Review
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Potomac Review
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Stained Sheets
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Prizes won: 

Seattle Arts Commission Grant in Scriptwriting/ King County Arts Commission Grant in Fiction/ National Endowment for Humanities for Secondary Educators: Summer Seminar at Kenyon College/ 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
James Baldwin, Claudia Rankine, Anne Carson, Christopher Bram, Jonathan Dee, Mina Loy, Daphne du Maurier, and many others, including the old folks in the canon.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Port Washington, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
California
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Last update: Dec 21, 2019