THE LORENE POUNCEY AWARD + HOUSTON POETRY FEST JURY PRIZE
THE LORENE POUNCEY MEMORIAL AWARD
All women selected as Juried Poets are considered for the $250 cash prize established by Sandi Glorfield in honor of the late Lorene Pouncey, one of the founders of Houston Poetry Fest, who passed away December 4, 2011. Sarah Sala was chosen as the top juried poet for 2019 and received the Lorene Pouncey Award. She will return in October 2020 as a featured reader.
Houston Poetry Fest 2019
Every October since 1985, poets from the Houston area and beyond gather for a weekend to celebrate the art of poetry and those who create it. Houston Poetry Fest is held at the University of Houston - Downtown, One Main Street, overlooking the downtown skyline. Check us out Saturday October 12th, 7:30 PM. Featured readers for the evening include:
Break Out: A Movement to (re)Integrate Incarcerated Writers Into Literary Community.
This reading is part of a larger collaboration with PEN America, the Poetry Project, and the Reading Series of NY called Break Out: A Movement to (re)Integrate Incarcerated Writers Into Literary Community. Join me as I read with the Big Words etc, crew!
This Friday, September 6th, 2019 join Brian Zimbler, Brittany Shutts, and Sarah Sala at feminist community bookstore and cafe Cafe Con Libros for the next Renegade Reading Series! Doors open at 7pm and readings begin at 7:30PM.
World Pride Stonewall 50 Poetry Extravaganza
Join us in celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Stonewall! Featuring work from: Adam Fitzgerald, Aimee Herman, Christina Quintana, Jason Schneiderman, Jason Zuzga, Jeffery Berg, JP Howard, Lonely Christopher, Lynn McGee, Michael Klein, Michael Montlack, Sarah Sala, Sarah Sarai, Stephen Motika, Steven Cordova, William Leo Coakley & more!
Join us for a queer poetry PRIDE celebration featuring: Adam Fitzgerald, Christina Quintana, Don Yorty, Grey Vild, Jason Schneiderman, Jeffery Berg, Lønely Christopher, Michael Montlack, Roger Ian Rosen, Sarah Sala, Stephen Mills, Thomas Dooley, and William Leo Coakley.
Rebel Rebel: A Pride Poetry Show Celebrating Revolutionary Lives and Radical Love presented by Emotive Fruition TUE // June 11 // 6:30 PM
REBEL REBEL is a live performance of poetry written by some of New York's hottest poets and performed on stage by a cast of film and stage actors. Celebrate Pride with a night of electrifying poems that bring to life revolutionary lives and radical love. Directed by Thomas Dooley.
Featuring poems by Austin Greer, Juan Luis Guzman, Aimee Herman, Marjorie Lipari, Cynthia Manick, Francisco Marquez, Max McDonough, Ansley Moon, Sarah Sala, Jason Schneiderman, Christina Quintana, and Monica Wendel.
Performed by a cast of stage and film actors.
Poets House Fellowship
Congratulations to the 2019 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellows!
Rabih Ahmed, Kiran Bath, Catherine Chen, Charlene Francois, Trevor Ketner, Shalewa Mackall, James Fujinami Moore, Val Rigodon, Sarah M. Sala, and Nicole Wallace
By the Way Reading Series
Come hear LA Warman, Maya Martinez, and Sarah Sala read at Codex Thursday February 21st, 2019 at 7:00 PM!
HEARTBREAKER / VERSE MAKER: Love Poems Live! presented by Emotive Fruition TUE // FEB 12 // 6:30 PM
HEARTBREAKER / VERSE MAKER is a live performance of poetry written by some of New York's hottest poets and performed on stage by a cast of film and stage actors. This Valentine's Day, snuggle up with some fiery poems about modern love that will surely get your heart going.
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:00pm
Poems written by:
Check out Sarah Sala’s interview with author Aldrin Valdez on the launch of their first collection, ESL or You Weren’t Here (Nightboat 2018).
Aldrin Valdez Launches Their Debut Poetry Collection!
Come out to hear these amazing poets help launch Aldrin Valdez’s debut poetry collection, “ESL Or You Weren’t Here” at Spoonbill Warehouse in Brooklyn.
SVA Library Presents: National Coming Out Day Poetry Reading
Celebrate national coming out day in style by hearing Candace Williams, Irene Villaseñor, Sarah Sala, and Bakar Wilson share their work!
Truth to Power Podcast
Check out episode 31 of Vijay R. Nathan’s Truth to Power Podcast to hear Sarah Sala read from her first collection, Devil’s Lake. As well as discuss gun violence, the Midwest, the absurdities of teaching, empathy fatigue, and more!
Interview with Laura Esther Wolfson
Check out Sarah M. Sala’s interview with Laura Esther Wolfson up at Michigan Quarterly Review!
Office Hours Writing Workshop
Check out the recent blog post about Office Hours Poetry Workshop over at Poets & Writers!
Franklin Electric Reading Series Reunion Reading
Come celebrate Franklin Electric Reading Series' two-year anniversary with a reunion featuring rapid-fire readings by some of our wonderful writers from the past years: Gbenga Adesina, Diannely Antigua, Justin Boening, James Ciano, Laura Cresté, Linda Harris Dolan, Kate Doyle, Jennifer Franklin, Paul Legault, Nathan McClain, Caroline Rayner, Sarah Sala, Andy Sanchez, Maud Streep, Kem Joy Ukwu, and Devon Walker-Figueroa.
NYE at Bessie's Brooklyn!
Come celebrate one year gone by with performances by musicians, comedians, poets and storytellers. Bessie's is opening up the floor for our friends and family to contribute/read/sing/art talk; ALL ACOUSTIC ALL NIGHT until the ball drops.
Devil's Lake is Named a Finalist for the Subito Poetry Prize 2017
Sarah Sala's debut poetry collection, Devil's Lake, was named a finalist for the 2017 contest. Congrats to the other semi-finalists and finalists!
Queens Library Open Mic Night
Check out a night of poetry at the Queens Library!
Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms
Through the generosity of Sundress Academy for the Arts, this January 2018 Sarah will live as writer-in-residence at Fire Fly Farms, continuing work on her full-poetry manuscript, Devil's Lake. She's particularly excited to spend time working on the long-form piece, "Something Green."
New York City Poetry Festival
Come out to Governors Island on July 29th at 2:00 PM to hear featured writers: Trae Durica, Sarah Sala, and Aldrin Valdez read for Queer Arts Organics!
Writers from the first annual Office Hours Poetry Workshop give a spring reading to showcase new poetry developed over the course of six workshop sessions. The workshop welcomes all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are female-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia. Come check out our cohort and see if you'd like to join!
Featuring Michael H. Broder, Paco Márquez, Sarah Sala, Liv Lansdale, and Caitlin Grace McDonnell.
Pershing Field Gardens Benefit
Come out to Bloomsbury Square to enjoy performances from Sarah Sala, Melida Rodas, and Tiphanie. All proceeds benefit the Pershing Fields Gardens.
Emotive Fruition Valentine's Special
Join us for a a live poetry event featuring the actors: LaChrisha Brown, Ramsey Faragallah, and Ashley Marie Ortiz.
Featuring the poets: Thomas March, Jason Schneiderman, Sarah Sala, Christina Quintana, Sanjana Nair, Linda Harris Dolan, Emily Hockaday, Richard Prins, Emily Blair, Ryan Dzelzkalns, Anna McDonald, Paco Marquez, Cynthia Manick, Marina Blitshteyn, and Emily Brandt
The Ghost Assembly Line Launch
Literati is pleased to welcome poets Raymond McDaniel, Christina Quintana, Sarah Sala, and Keith Taylor for the latest installment of our Poetry at Literati reading series. Join us in launching their chapbooks into the world.
Edinboro University Reading
Come hear a reading from The Ghost Assembly Line Friday September 9th at 7Pm in Reeder Hall, Lower Level Lecture Hall.
Visiting Artist at Bergen County Academies Summer Writing Program
Sarah Sala has been chosen as a visiting artist for the Bergen County Academies Summer Writing Program. This August 3rd & 4th she will guest teach poetry workshops to select high school students from all over NJ.
Emotive Fruition & Lambda Literary
A powerful night of LGBTQ poetry and performance that celebrates our love, our bodies, and our lives.
7X7 LA Collaboration
Poems by Sarah Sala. Art by Annie Seaton. Check out this surf collaboration here: http://7x7.la/indigo/
Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary & Arts Magazine
The Literature, Arts, & Environment Colloquium invites you to the launch for Palimpsest VII: HYBRID. The festivities will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 7:00 to 9:00pm in WLH 309. Free copies of the magazine will be available, and refreshments will be served. In addition to interdisciplinary performances, projections by Yale MFA artists, and other such interventions, there will also be flash poetry readings by issue contributors Thomas Dooley, Peter Longofono, Sarah Sala and Margaret Schultz.
Oleander Review Release Party & Reading
The Oleander Review Release Party and Reading @ Literati Bookstore, 7:00 PM. See a review of the event HERE!
Sarah is headed to the Home School-Miami this January! Visit her GoFundMe page here.
"Hydrogen" was recently featured on NPR's hit show Radio Lab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition, 2015. Click to listen.
Lamprophonic Poetry Curator
Submit your work to the Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series! Sarah is the new poetry curator and would love to read your poems.