Sarah Estes
Professional/Personal Overview
  Sarah Estes is a "To Think, To Write, To Publish" Fellow in creative nonfiction funded by the National Science Foundation and a regular contributor to Scientific American and Psychology Today. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, New Scientist, Christian Science Monitor, Agni, Cimarron, New Orleans Review, Southern Review and elsewhere. Drawn to both social sciences and the arts, she obtained an MFA from the University of Virginia as a Hoynes Fellow, and a master's in religion and culture from Harvard. Her poetry manuscript has been shortlisted for the Crab Orchard Poetry Series, Dorset Prize, Four Way Books Intro Prize, Levine Prize, Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series. Her chapbook Hive Bone is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Sarah taught poetry and composition at U.Va. and James Madison University and has received conference grants from Bread Loaf and the Institute for Humane Studies. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
Work Samples
(Discovery Channel)
My experience as a research participant with Jim Coan.
(The Atlantic, 12/20/2012)
(Scientific American, 12/12/2012)
(The Christian Science Monitor, 5/1/2011)
(University of Virginia Magazine, 11/22/2009)
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 9/1/2009)
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 3/1/2009)
Discusses Georgia O'Keeffe's career and relationship with the University of Virginia, hightlights Elizabeth Turner's research on the artist.
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 12/1/2008)
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 11/15/2008)
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 8/15/2008)
A 40-year effort by U.Va. to acquire the papers of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer finally meets with success.
(University of Virginia Magazine, 8/15/2008)
Brain, Child, a magazine devoted to mothers, attracts a strong following.
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 5/1/2008)
How the College Republicans and University Democrats are shaping and responding to the political scene.
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 5/1/2008)
Local band emerges on the national stage with a deal from Mercury Records.
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 3/1/2008)
Three U.Va. composers create an avant-garde musical robot.
(The University of Virginia Magazine, 9/1/2007)
Profile of Kantara, the world's first Arab-Appalachian band.
(Psychology Today )
(Winning Writers Humor Contest)
(The Innisfree Poetry Journal)
(New Orleans Review)
(Arts & Sciences Magazine)
(Agni Online)
(CollegeNET, A&S Online)
(Jesse Graham)
Links to Jesse Graham's research with Jon Haidt on the moral foundations of political ideaology and the 'world famous' Graham Family Band...