Sarah Rose Nordgren

photo by Daniel Dyar

Sarah Rose Nordgren is the author of Best Bones (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. She was raised in Durham, North Carolina, and has lived in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Ireland. Her poems appear widely in journals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, Pleiades, The Harvard Review, The Literary Review, and American Poetry Review. 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.