C. V.


  • Stonelight. Portland: Airlie Press, September 2018.
    • 2020 Phillip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award
    • 2018 Weatherford Award in Poetry
    • 2017 Airlie Prize
       collaborative projects


National awards and distinctions in creative writing
Creative Residencies
Academic Honors


  • President of the Board – Kentucky State Poetry Society (2018-present)
  • Judge – Mary Ruffin Poole American Heritage Award (2020)
  • Judge – KET Education Young Writers Contest (2019)
  • Board Member – Kentucky Women Writers Conference (2018-19)
  • Judge – Airlie Prize, Airlie Press (2018)
  • Judge – Academy of American Poets Contest, Southern Illinois University (2018)
  • Vice President of the Board – Kentucky State Poetry Society (2018)
  • Judge – Roxana Rivera Memorial Poetry Award, Southern Illinois University (2016)
  • Copy Editor – Cultural Analysis, Berkeley, CA (2012-2015)
  • Treasurer – Graduate Student Writers Forum (2009-2010)
  • Creative Writing Instructor – Saluki Writers Project, Carbondale, IL (2009)
  • Founding Poetry Editor – Sunsets & Silencers Literary Magazine (2008-2010)
  • Editor – Aurora Literary Magazine, Eastern Kentucky University (2004-2005)


       course development + Workshops
       Invited poetry readings + craft Talks
       conference presentations



  • Professional Teaching Certificate for Early Elementary Education, Primary through Grade 5
    • Issued by Commonwealth of Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
    • Effective: 7/1/20-6/30/25
  • Professional Environmental Educator Certificate
    • Issued by Kentucky Environmental Education Council.
    • Accredited by National Association of Environmental Education.
    • Effective 8/1/20-present

Click here to contact Sarah for workshops, lectures, readings, appearances, and poetry consultations.

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