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Sarah Sousa founded the former mini lit mag Queen of Cups. Her poems have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Fugue, Verse Daily,Tuesday; An Art Project, Barn Owl Review, Southern Poetry Review and Fourteen Hills, among others. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, was the 2015 recipient of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize from The Massachusetts Review and a 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow. Her poem Learning My Name can be viewed as part of the Poetry in the Park installation project at Edmand’s Park in Newton, MA. Her first collection, Church of Needles, won the 2013 Red Mountain Prize and was published by Red Mountain Press in 2014; her second collection, Split the Crow was published in 2015 by Parlor Press. Her third collection is forthcoming in spring 2018 from CavanKerry Press. She is the editor and transcriber of The Diary of Esther Small, 1886 (Small Batch Books), winner of the New England Book Festival award for Regional Literature. She holds an MFA in poetry and literature from Bennington College.


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  1. I love the storytelling nature of your poems. Complex, yet accessible language makes them a joy to read. All the best to you with your upcoming book.

  2. Thank you so very much for all the wonderful pictures of those magnificent libraries. We are lucky in Scotland to have some truly wonderful such buildings and sometimes I have to wonder if I’m in love with reading or in love with reading in such rooms. Thank you again x

    • Joanne,
      So true! I would probably sit in one of those libraries and just gape, get no reading done at all.
      I feel the same about old churches. I don’t belong to an organized religion, but if anything ever
      tempted me it would be the architecture and beauty of the church building.

  3. Well. Your writing clearly soothes me. You have a soft calmness in the words you choose to present your thoughts. Very clear imagery, and a friendly depiction of scenery. The world of poetry is truly blessed to have you as a contributor.

  4. Thanks 🙂 I see you have written poems based on photos before. I live in a country called Bhutan, and have some candid shots of the Bhutanese people that carry some beautiful stories behind them, which I am unable to portray through stills. If you are interested in hearing some of these stories, and possibly help capture the moment with your literature, I’d love to share them with you.

  5. Sarah, I can’t wait to read about the journal you found. That looks so incredibly interesting. I wish I had only kept a journal steady for the last 15 years. Your poetry is also beautiful. I, too, am from New England so I know the cold you describe in such gorgeous detail! 🙂 Thanks! Rachel

    • A fellow New Englander! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the poems. Esther’s diary is available through my Etsy shop, there’s a link on the ‘Book Order’ page here on the website. My Etsy shop is in vacation mode for a few days as I’m off to Squam Lake for my poetry collection’s book launch. Thank you for your kind words.

    • Edmund,
      you can purchase both books from me right here in the sidebar with the paypal button,
      or see the ‘book orders’ page, also here on the blog with links to Amazon
      and others.
      Thanks for your interest.

  6. I am blown away by your work and have a been a fan for years. I just found out who you’re married to, and have been a fan of his music since Trouble. My goodness, such a massive amount of talent between two people! Thank you for your work, Ms. Sousa. You’re amazing and thank you for sharing your spectacular light with the world.

  7. Yes, Ms. Sousa, years! I took a class on female poets while I was in school and we had to do a project on contemporary poets. My professor is a New Englander and he recommended an anthology that contained your work. He told me that you were making waves up there. The imagery, the simplicity, the beauty blew my young 17-year-old self away. It was so magnificent. Thank you again. 🙂

    • Wow! I had no idea a professor used my early poems in a class. It was probably from a Maine anthology and, yes, that would have been WAY back. I’m glad you liked it, hope you’ll like the new poems even better. Thanks for getting in touch.

  8. Dear Sarah,
    I own 2 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about Queen Elizabeth II. They seem to relate to her coronation and thereafter. Would you be interested in these? I can send photos if I have your email address.
    Thank you,
    Christina Miller

    • Thank you for the offer Christina. I actually have an entire British royalty scrapbook of the same period and I think I might get rid of it. British history is a bit outside of my collecting wheel house. Diaries would be another matter, but I’m not a big scrapbook collector. Thank you for the offer though.

  9. Your work is breathtaking full of textures. I wish we lived in a world where more of this was in our media and our day to day life. I am working on a big art project with 2 other artist and thought of contacting you about your work to be part of our show. If you are interested I would be happy to tell you about the concept and where the shows will take place. sun and moon Tiffany

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