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featured in The San Francisco Chronicle,
Columbia Daily Tribune, & The Washington Post
 — recommended by Literary Hub, The Millions,
Ms. Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, & more —  
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about sarah

Sarah Ghazal Ali is a writer, editor, and educator. She is the author of THEOPHANIES (Alice James Books, 2024), selected as the Editors' Choice for the 2022 Alice James Award.

Winner of The Sewanee Review Poetry Prize, her poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Narrative Magazine, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day series, and elsewhere. 

A Stadler and Kundiman Fellow, Sarah is the poetry editor for West Branch and an incoming Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College. She has received fellowships and residencies from Tin House, the Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary Arts, the Hambidge Center, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Community of Writers, and others. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was a Juniper and MFA Fellow, and currently lives in the Bay Area, California. 

select poems


"My Faith Gets Grime

Under its Nails"

"Matrilineage [Umbilicus]"

For a complete list of publications, see here

My Books

“These powerful, resonant poems herald an exciting new voice.”


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