| | About Sarah Ann Winn

Sarah Ann Winn’s first book, Alma Almanac, was selected by Elaine Equi as winner of the Barrow Street Book Prize, and was released by Barrow Street Press in 2017. She’s the author of five chapbooks, the most recent of which is Ever After the End Matter. In 2016, six poems from her poetic sequence “Dot & Bo” won Radar Poetry’s Coniston Prize, judged by Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Her writing has appeared in many publications, online and in print, including Five Points, Kenyon Review Online, Massachusetts Review, Smartish Pace and Tupelo Quarterly, among others. She currently teaches poetry workshops online at the Writers Center and at the Loft Literary Center.

Hi! I’m Sarah!

I’m a free range librarian and poet, leading workshops online and in the Northern Virginia area.

I love working with poets as a sort of “master gardener,” sharing tools which will encourage their work and writing lives to grow green and lush, and full of blossoms.

I’m a…

Workshop Leader

Poetry Mentor

Creativity Coach

Poet Camp Organizer

Upcoming Classes

  • Poet as Scientist (Part 1) (Loft Literary Center)
  • Tarot Poems (Writer’s Center)

Currently Teaching

  • Writing Summer Poems Inspired by Mary Oliver (Writer’s Center)
  • Muse as Mermaid: Saltwater Poems (Loft Literary Center)

Past Classes

  • Tarot Poems
  • Poet as Scientist (Part 2)
  • Inviting the Poetic Sequence
  • Free Range: Poems from your Cell Phone
  • Keep Going: 10 Weeks to a Better Writing Practice
  • Writing Winter Poems Inspired by Mary Oliver
  • Hygge Poems: Writing the Cold Away with the Cozy Danish Concept
  • Shelter in Poetry (1 day workshop)
  • Very Superstitious: Our Poems Are on the Wall
  • Beyond Ekphrasis: poems using techniques of visual artists
  • Night Writer: Poems from the Darkness
  • Poet as Scientist (Part 1)
  • Haunted Poems
  • Guilty Pleasures: Poems of Indulgence

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