Sarah Blake

I’ve been writing poems about Kanye West for over a year now. I love the research that accompanies my work—from videos to music to his mother’s memoirs.  At one point, some of my friends asked for a poem that captured what it’s like to be a poet researching a hip hop star…

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  • Michener Fellowship
  • Academy of American Poets Prize, Honorable Mention
  • AWP Intro Journal Awards Nominations
  • Scholarship Award funded by the Milton B. Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in Writing
  • Toby Thompson Prize for Literary Nonfiction


  • The Threepenny Review
  • Michigan Quarterly Review
  • Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics
  • Los Angeles Review

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