Sarah Jones is a Seattle-based poet and marketing specialist. She is the author of the chapbook Lies I Tell Myself (dancing girl press & studio, 2018). She has been nominated for a 2018 and 2019 Pushcart Prize and has been featured in Poets & Writers Magazine and on NPR. Her poetry has appeared in New Ohio Review, The Normal School, American Literary Review, Entropy magazine, Maudlin House, Raven Chronicles, City Arts Magazine, Yes, Poetry, and many other places. Sarah is an editorial assistant of Poetry Northwest magazine, and she holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Sarah grew up in the Sierra Nevada 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.