Sara Eliza Johnson’s first book, Bone Map (Milkweed Editions, 2014), won the 2013 National Poetry Series and was selected by Poets & Writers as one of ten notable 2014 poetry debuts in their 10th Annual Debut Poets feature.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Virginia Quarterly ReviewBoston Review, Copper Nickel, Blackbird, New England Review, Ninth Letter, Crab Orchard Review, Tampa Review, Memorious, Vinyl, Pleiades, MeridianTriQuarterly OnlineGulf Coast, and Salt Hill, as well as the anthologies Read Women, Best New Poets, and February, and has been featured in Poetry DailyVerse Daily, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series.

She is the recipient of several honors, including a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, a 2010 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a 2009-2010 and 2015-2016 Winter Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as scholarships and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the University of Oregon’s MFA program, and the University of Utah’s Literature and Creative Writing PhD program, where she was a Vice Presidential Fellow in creative writing and Managing Editor of Quarterly West. Visit her at