Sarah Getty is an award-winning poet, writer, and teacher of creative writing. She grew up near Chicago, attended Stanford University, and holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Her second book of poems, Bring Me Her Heart, was published in March 2006 by Higganum Hill Books and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Her first collection, The Land of Milk and Honey (University of South Carolina Press, James Dickey Contemporary Poetry Series), won a Cambridge Poetry Award in 2002. In 2004 she received the Barbara Bradley Award from the New England Poetry Club. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Calyx, The Eleventh Muse, and other leading literary magazines, as well as in the anthology, Birds in the Hand (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004). Sarah has published fiction in The Iowa Review and in the anthology Still Going Strong (Haworth Press, 2005). An excerpt from her upcoming novel, Spend All You Have, won Long Story Short’s Summer 2006 competition.

Sarah leads the West of Boston Workshops for writers of poetry and fiction in her home in Bedford; she also offers coaching and editing via mail or email. She is one of three poetry coaches featured in the 2007 edition of Poet’s Market. Her students have won international prizes, published collections of poetry, appeared in leading literary magazines, and secured contracts for upcoming novels.

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