Sara Dailey has a B.S. in Writing from Mankato State, a M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas, and a M.F.A. from Hamline University. Her poems and essays have appeared in journals such as Ascent, Cimarron Review, The Bitter Oleander, Whiskey Island Magazine, and FragLit, among others. In 2009 she won the Shadow Poetry chapbook competition for her manuscript The Science of Want, which was also a finalist for the 2009 Flume Press prize. Her full-length collection, Earlier Lives, which was a finalist for the 2012 Backwaters Prize, was published by Dos Madres Press in 2012. She has been a finalist for the Loft Mentor Series in Poetry as well as a MN Emerging Writer’s grant. Her poem “That Summer” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize as was her essay “The Memory Train,” while “The sign, mistranslated, read because you are dangerous, you must not enter” was nominated for Best of Net 2013. Most recently, her poem “The Half Life of Love,” was awarded the Third Place Prize for Causeway Lit’s 2017 Spring Poetry contest. To learn more about where Sara has published, or to buy copies of her books, please visit www.sadailey.com

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