Sarah Rose Nordgren was raised in Durham, North Carolina, and has lived in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Ireland. Her poetry collection, Best Bones, won the 2013 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2014. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, Pleiades, The Harvard Review, The Literary Review, the Best New Poets anthology, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown as well as residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she held the Fred Chappell Fellowship. Currently, Sarah Rose lives in Cincinnati and teaches in the English Department at Miami University of Ohio in Middletown.