Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells is the author of the poetry collection Pruning Burning Bushes from Wipf and Stock Publishers (2012), and a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award through Finishing Line Press (2009). Poems by Wells have been known to wander into bars, churches, coffee houses, and most recently, The Common, In Touch Magazine, Poetry East, and Ascent. Her essays have been published by AscentBrevityRelief, River Teeth, and elsewhere.

Sarah's essays, "Country Boys, City Boys" and "Those Summers, These Days" were named notable essays in Best American Essays 2013 and 2012, respectively. Her essay, "Field Guide to Resisting Temptation" was nominated by the editors of Brevity for inclusion in Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize. Her poetry has been honored with two Pushcart Prize nominations. She is at work on a memoir/essay collection ("messay") about the two most important men in her life--her father and her husband--tentatively titled American Honey.

Sarah serves as the Managing Editor at Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and is the former Administrative Director for the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University. She is the co-editor for the "Beautiful Things" column and an associate editor for River Teeth


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