Sarah Wells (Daylily) is our featured poet this week. She is very close to delivering her third child, and with “nesting” in high gear, we are doing a feature, rather than an interview. Good luck, Sarah!
Sarah is the author of the beautiful poetry chapbook, Acquiesce, which won the 2008 Starting Gate Award from Finishing Line Press (March 2009).
Her work is influenced primarily by faith, by family, and by nature. She was raised in Auburn Township, Ohio, surrounded by familial cornfields. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry East, Measure, Literary Mama, Nimrod, Christianity & Literature, Poetry for the Masses, Rock & Sling, JAMA, Ascent, The New Formalist, and elsewhere. She has received scholarships to attend the Key West Literary Seminar and the West Chester Poetry Conference.
Sarah is the Administrative Director of the low-residency MFA Program at Ashland University, where she also serves as Managing Editor for both the Ashland Poetry Press and River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. She lives in Ashland, Ohio with her husband, Brandon, and their three young children, Lydia, Elvis, and the “bun in the oven,” Henry. For more about Sarah, and a chance to read some of the fine work she has been writing during National Poetry Month, visit her blog at: http://driftwoodtumble.blogspot.com.
You can also listen to an excellent radio interview with Sarah here.
And watch a video of her reading at Ashland University here.