Sarah McKinstry-Brown

Location Omaha
Occupation Writer/Teacher

Books by Sarah McKinstry-Brown
  • by Sarah McKinstry-Brown
    Blue Light Press, 2010.
  • About Me

    Winner of the 2011 Nebraska Book Award for Poetry for her debut collection, Cradling Monsoons, Sarah McKinstry-Brown studied poetry at the University of New Mexico and the University of Sheffield, England. She’s been published everywhere from West Virginia’s standardized tests to literary journals such as Chicago Quarterly Review. Published in a number of poetry slam anthologies, her poems were featured alongside Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Ted Kooser in The Spoken Word Revolution Redux. McKinstry-Brown has taught performing and writing workshops in libraries, lockdown facilities, colleges, universities, and everywhere in-between. She currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. When she’s not reading or teaching, you can find Sarah in Omaha with her husband, the poet Matt Mason, and their two beautiful, feisty daughters. For more info, go to:

    Why do you write?

    Writing for me is like church. The page is a place I go to quite my mind; it's the place I go when I'm trying to make sense of the world. I like making a bit of nonsense, too.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Carolyn Forche's The Country Between Us
    Stephen Dunn
    Dorianne Laux
    David Clewell
    Patti Smith

    Sarah McKinstry-Brown's Wall

    Jane Hammons – Apr 07, 2012

    Yes--better late than never! Much better.

    Sarah McKinstry-Brown – Apr 06, 2012

    Better late than never?

    Darryl Price – Jan 08, 2011


    Liz Jameyson – Jan 07, 2011

    Hi, Sarah! Hope to see some of your awesome work here soon.

    Jane Hammons – Jan 07, 2011

    Welcome Sarah. I hope we get to see some of your wonderful poetry soon!

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