Sarah McKinstry-Brown, poetry (Omaha)

Winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize and 3 Nebraska Book Awards, Sarah McKinstry-Brown is the author of Cradling Monsoons (Blue Light Press, 2010), and This Bright Darkness (Black Lawrence Press, 2019). Her poems can be found everywhere from West Virginia’s standardized tests to literary journals such as Rattle, The South Dakota Review, and Smartish Pace. Most recently Sarah’s work was featured in Nebraska Poetry, a Sesquicentennial Anthology. She teaches writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and lives in Ponca Hills with her two daughters and current Nebraska State Poet, Matt Mason.