Sara Estes won the 2014 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize for her full-length collection, Field Work. Field Work will be published by Cider Press Review in August, 2015.
Estes’s work has appeared in Agni, The Atlantic, Christian Science Monitor, Cimarron, Crab Orchard Review, Field, New Orleans Review, Southern Review and elsewhere. Her manuscript was the runner up for the 2013 Cider Press Review Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the Crab Orchard Poetry Series, Dorset Prize, Four Way Books Intro Prize, Levine Prize, Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series. Her chapbook, Hive Bone, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.
She received her MFA from the University of Virginia as a Hoyns Fellow in poetry and received a Master’s in religion and culture at Harvard (with half the course-work in creative writing) as well. She has received grants and conference funding from Bread Loaf, the University of Virginia English Department and the Institute for Humane Studies. She has also taught poetry and composition at the University of Virginia, James Madison University, Young Writers’ Workshop and Tsurumaru High School in Kagoshima, Japan. She is currently a creative nonfiction fellow with To Think, To Write, To Publish funded by the National Science Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and is a regular online contributor to Scientific American and Psychology Today.