Sarah A. Chavez was born and raised in the California Central Valley. She is the author of the chapbook All Day, Talking (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), a selection of which won the 2013 Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship, and Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications, 2017). Her manuscript, This, Like So Much, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest and she was named one of the 2016 Top Ten “New” Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) by

Chavez earned a PhD in English with a focus in poetry and Ethnic Studies from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her work, which often foregrounds issues of mestizaje, Chicanidad, and the performance of ethnicity and gender, can be found or is forthcoming in North American ReviewThe Fourth RiverLuna Luna MagazineSo to Speak: Feminist Journal of Language and Art, among other journals and anthologies.

She is a visiting assistant professor at Marshall University, where she also serves as the coordinator for the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. She is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.


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