Photo by Talya Chalef

Photo by Talya Chalef

SARAH SALA is a poet, educator, and native Michigander. Her debut poetry collection, Devil’s Lake, was recently named a finalist for the 2017 Subito Press Book Prize, and 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, and a manuscript screener for Alice James Books. She has also read poetry for Epiphany Magazine. 

Sarah's awards and honors include: 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, and is a 2016 & 2018 Home School Fellow. Her poems appear in Wreck ParkAtlas Review, and The Stockholm Review of Literature, 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.