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.
Books & Literature
Total Media Industry Experience
Other Work History
University of Virginia Writing Instructor, Current.
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program - English Teacher, 8/02-8/03
Taught English Language and Literature. Developed curriculum, contributed to and edited lesson plan/curriculum workbook distributed to over two hundred teachers.
Galda & Leuchter, Galda Library Services - Research and Publication Assistant, 6/00-3/02
Cambridge Associates, Harvard University Editor, 9/99-2/00 Editor and Writer
Performed extensive editing and rewriting for a psychology trade publication which I helped adapt for a more general audience.
Maine Environmental Schools Teacher and Staff Naturalist, 8/96 11/96.
Foreign Language Skills
French Non native fluency. Cumulative eight years of formal study in high school and undergraduate programs. One year of study at St. Veronique Secondary School in Liege, Belgium (non-degree program). Continued exposure through multi-national/lingual family relationships in Lyon, France.
Japanese Intermediate level oral, beginning level written proficiency. One year formal and self-guided study. One year residency in Kagoshima, Japan as an English teacher.
Word, Excel, Quark, HTML (beginner)
Laptop, Digital Camera, Audio Recorder
Rita Dove, University of Virginia
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Gregory Orr, University of Virginia
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D.A. Powell, University of California, San Francisco
Kenneth Thompson, Miller Center University of Virginia
Margo Figgins, Curry School of Education University of Virginia
Rotary Sponsored International Exchange: Liege, Belgium 08/93 07/94
Kalamazoo College Honors Scholarship: 09/94-09/98
Stocker Poetry Prize, Kalamazoo College: 05/98
Excellence in Creative Writing Award, Kalamazoo College: 06/1998
Departmental and Senior Thesis Honors: 06/1998
Divinity School Scholarship, Harvard Divinity School: 09/99 06/02
JET Program Participant: 08/02 08/03
Henry Hoyns Fellowship, University of Virginia: 08/04 05/05
$10,000 Collegenet Essay Contest Winner: 04/05
UVA Writing and Research Grant: 06/06
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Finalist: 08/06
UVA James River Conference Scholar: 10/06