Sarah Estes
Professional/Personal Overview
  Sarah Estes is a poet, essayist and science writer. Her work has appeared in Agni, The Atlantic, Christian Science Monitor, Cider Press Review, Cimarron, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, The Missouri Review, New Orleans Review, New Scientist, Plume, Salon, Slate, Southern Review and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry, Field Work, was published by Cider Press Review in August 2015. Field Work was also shortlisted for the Dorset Prize, Four Way Books Intro Prize and the Levine Prize among others. Her chapbook, Hive Bone, was published in 2013 with Finishing Line Press. She was a Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, and has a master's in religion and culture from Harvard. Sarah taught poetry and composition at UVA and James Madison University, and has received grants and funding from Bread Loaf, UVA and the National Science Foundation. 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 )
(Cider Press Review, 8/1/2015)
(Poetry appearing in Cider Press Review, 2014 Book Award)
(Plume Poetry)
(The Missouri Review)
(Mini-essay and featured poem of the week: Apres Nous le Deluge)
(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...