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About the Author

SARAH KAIN GUTOWSKI is the author of The Familiar (forthcoming Spring 2024, Texas Review Press) and Fabulous Beast: Poems, winner of the 14th annual National Indies Excellence Award for Poetry, runner-up for the 2018 X.J. Kennedy Prize, and a 2019 Foreword INDIES Finalist. With interdisciplinary artist Meredith Starr, she is co-creator of the project Every Second Feels Like Theft, a conversation in cyanotypes and poetry.

Her writing has been published in various print and online journals, including The Threepenny ReviewSo To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and ArtPainted Bride QuarterlyThe Gettysburg ReviewVerse Daily, and The Southern Review.


She is the recipient of a 2022 Stiwdio Maelor artist's residency in Wales, U.K., and has attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in Sicily, Western Michigan University’s Prague Summer Program, and the Southampton Writers Conference Script Development Lab. She holds an MFA in poetry from New York University and a BA in English and Mass Communications from James Madison University.  A Professor of English at Suffolk County Community College for over 15 years, she is currently teaching also in Stony Brook University's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program.

She lives on the south shore of Long Island with her husband and their circus of children and dogs.

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Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Member

Academy of American Poets, Member

Pen Parentis, Title Member

Poets & Writers Directory

Popular Culture Association, Member

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