Sarah Ann Winn

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Sarah Ann Winn is a poet, educator and creativity coach. While earning her Masters in Fine Arts in Poetry at George Mason University, she was awarded a completion Fellowship and two Sally Merton Fellowships. She also holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Catholic University of America. She has taught for the last twenty years in a wide variety of classroom settings (from the traditional and online to a mall atrium and the lobby of the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC.) She's taught students from ages 4 to 94.

Sarah was a grateful recipient of the Acadia Residency to write as Artist in Residence at the Woodlawn & Pope Leihy House historic site, and has attended residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts three times. Sarah served as the Managing Reviews Editor for Tinderbox Poetry Journal for five years, and is now Reviews Editor Emeritus.

Her work has appeared in the Rhysling anthology, the Best of Vine Leaves, New Poetry from the Midwest, the Wigleaf longlist. Poems of hers have won the Luminaire Award (Alternating Current), the Gabriela Mistral Poetry Prize (Cobalt Review), and 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.

In 2017, she founded Poet Camp, a roving writing residency for women. It has recently expanded into online classes and retreats. She currently teaches poetry workshops online at the Writer's Center and at the Loft Literary Center, and at Poet Camp Classrooms, the online teaching branch of Poet Camp. (more information at Recently, the Loft awarded her the 2022 MISA Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, which included a week in residence at the Madeleine Island School for the Arts.



Years of Residence in Virginia


Current City/State of Residence

Manassas, Virginia



Year of Birth



Hybrid, Ecopoetry, Grief, Nature

Published Works or Performances

  • Alma Almanac. Barrow Street, 2017.
  • Ever After the End Matter. Porkbelly, 2019.
  • Haunting the Last House on Holland Island, Fallen into the Bay. Porkbelly, 2016.
  • Field Guide to Alma Avenue and Frew Drive. Essay Press, 2016.

Selected Individual Poems or Performances

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Sarah Ann Winn