Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke’s first collection of poems, Blueprints, won the 2018 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Bucknell University and an MFA in creative writing and environment from Iowa State University, where she served as managing editor for Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment.

Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Mid-American Review, Passages North, and Ploughshares, among other journals.

Burke has taught creative writing to children experiencing refugee resettlement, teens experiencing homelessness, and older adults through Iowa State’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Now living in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughter, she works as a professional writer and editor. She is also a member of Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic writing community.