Photo by Talya Chalef

Photo by Talya Chalef

SARAH SALA is a poet, educator, and native Michigander. Her debut poetry collection, Devil’s Lake, is forthcoming from Tolsun Books in June 2020. A chapbook of her selected poetry, The Ghost Assembly Line, was published by Finishing Line Press in Spring 2016. Her poem “Hydrogen” was featured in the “Elements” episode of NPR's hit show Radiolab in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. 

She is the founder of the free poetry workshop, Office Hours, which fosters community among adjunct instructors, and co-produces  AmpLit Fest in conjunction with Summer on the Hudson. Sarah was a founding editor at The Oleander Review, International Editor for Washington Square Review, manuscript screener for Alice James Books, and poetry reader for Epiphany Magazine. Currently, she’s Assistant Poetry Editor at the Bellevue Literary Review.

Sarah's awards and honors include: the 2019 Lorene Pouncey Award, an Academy of American Poets University & College Prize, the Marjorie Rapport Award for Poetry, an Avery Hopwood Award for Nonfiction, and a Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship. She earned her MFA in Poetry from New York University in 2012. She is a 2019 Poets House Fellow, as well as a 2016 & 2018 Home School Fellow. Her work appears in BOMBMichigan Quarterly Review, The Southampton Review, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and Atlas Review, among others. Sarah is a language lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University, and lives in Manhattan. Write to her at sarahmariesala@gmail.com.