Award-winning poet Sara Henning will read for the Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, October 20th, at 6 p.m. in the Yang Family University Art Gallery. Q&A and book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Sara Henning’s forthcoming collection of poems, Burn (Southern Illinois University Press, 2023), was chosen by Allison Joseph as the 2022 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Editor’s Selection. Her second award-winning collection of poems, Terra Incognita (Ohio University Press, 2022), was chosen by Rebecca Morgan Frank for the 2021 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. View from True North was chosen by Adrian Matejka for the 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018), and it went on to win the 2019 High Plains Book Award. She was awarded a 2015 Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize, the 2019 Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award, First Prize in the 2020 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award (Passaic County Community College), and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in poetry to the 2019 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her work has appeared in journals such as Quarterly West, Crab Orchard Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southern Humanities Review, Witness, Meridian, and the Cincinnati Review. She is an assistant professor of English at Marshall University.