Sarah Jones is a poet and content writer living in Seattle. She is a reader and the Social Media Specialist for Poetry Northwest. Before joining the Poetry Northwest staff, Sarah was an editorial intern with C&R Press, and an assistant poetry editor of Lunch Ticket and Soundings Review. Sarah received her M.F.A. in Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles in June 2017. Her poetry has been featured on NPR and The Bridge. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Entropy magazine, The Normal School, New Ohio Review, Raven Chronicles, City Arts Magazine, Yes, Poetry, and many other places. Sarah’s poem “My Mother’s Neck” has been nominated by the New Ohio Review for a 2018 Pushcart Prize. dancing girl press & studio will publish Sarah’s first chapbook in the spring of 2018.
Sarah grew up in the Sierra Nevadas of California. In those mountains, she learned how to fish with nightcrawlers and PowerBait. She kept a baseball mitt under her mattress and a rubber band gun under her pillow. In high school, Sarah played point guard on the basketball team and didn’t take her English classes seriously enough. She learned a lot about drugs and alcohol and domestic violence. She found solace beneath Sugar pines, watching water striders glide along the surface of Huntington Lake. A good chunk of her soul still resides in the High Sierra.