Sara Eliza Johnson grew up in Stratford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Cornell University. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon and her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Utah. Her first book, Bone Map, won the 2013 National Poetry Series and was published by Milkweed Editions in […]

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  Selected for the 2013 National Poetry Series by Martha Collins, who writes: The territory mapped in this gorgeous book—first a forest with animals, then water and winter ice—is wracked by violence, war, and loss, with the bones and viscera of the living and dead laying claim to our attention. But it is also a […]

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News & Press

11/21: A new essay “Unspeakable” appears in the Fall 2021 issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. 5/21: “Parable of the Unclean Spirit” is featured in the Poem-A-Day series at the Academy of American Poets. 4/21: Two poems appear in the Spring 2021 issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. 3/21: “Polydipsia” appears in the Spring 2021 issue of […]

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Upcoming Check back later. Selected past appearances: Alaska Quarterly Review benefit reading. Zoom. March 2021. AWP Conference & Bookfair panel: “The Poetics of Oblique Violence.” March 2019. Portland, OR. Cornell University. November 2018. Ithaca, NY. AWP Conference & Bookfair panel: “Reports from the Field.” Tampa, FL. City Arts Reading Series w/ Susannah Nevison. March 2017. Salt […]

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Poems, etc.

Selected poems online: Pleiades TriQuarterly Meridian Boston Review Southern Indiana Review Connotation Press: An Online Artifact Vinyl Memorious New England Review Verse Daily Poetry Daily Academy of American Poets Virginia Quarterly Review Blackbird Birdfeast Creative Nonfiction Bright Wall/Dark Room DIAGRAM Territory Interviews: Poets & Writers Magazine 32 Poems Glappitnova American Microreviews & Interviews The California […]

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