Sophie Klahr


Author's Bio

Sophie Klahr's poems can be read in publications such at The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Poetry London, Academy of American Poets, and elsewhere. She is the author of "Meet Me Here At Dawn" (YesYes Books) and the chapbook "_____ Versus Recovery" (Pilot Books). She currently teaches a variety of ongoing online poetry classes, in addition to offering private literary editing services.Sophie writes collaboratively with the poet Corey Zeller; originally a dancer, her interdisciplinary workds include creating scenic texts for dance theatre and choreography for performance artworks. She is the editor / co-creator of the annual Teen Sequins feature at Gigantic Sequins, where she served as poetry editor from 2010-2015.The 2019-2020 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Sophie was also the Spring 2019 Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Literary Arts. She is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Tin House Workshop, and the Juniper Institute. Between 2015 - 2018, Sophie was a recurrent long-term artist-in-residence at Art Farm in Marquette, NE. Sophie was an original faculty member in the Creative Writing program at the Kinder High School for Visual and Performing Arts (Houston, TX) , and taught / mentored low-income elementary school students through a community college tutoring program (Vallejo, CA). She holds degrees from the University of Houston and Emerson College, and has been working since 2012 as a freelance literary editor, ghostwriter, copywriter, and teacher.  

Publications & Prizes

Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford (Foundlings Press, 2018)
Natural Language: A Reading Series Anthology (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 2010)
Meet Me Here At Dawn (YesYes Books, 2016)
___________ Versus Recovery (Pilot Books, 2007)

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Last update: Jul 20, 2021