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Publications, honors and awards

Sarah has been publishing her poems in literary journals and newspapers since the 1980s.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Sugar House ReviewFlorida Review, Five Points, Redivider, SWWIM Every Day, Split Rock Review, Atlanta Review, Grist and many other journals.

To read some of Sarah’s recent work online and follow where she’s publishing, (see Poems.) And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter (@SayCarey1), Instagram (@skcarey1) and Facebook (@SarahKCarey) for her latest news.


"The Grief Committee Minutes"

I’m excited to share that my debut full-length book of poems, The Grief Committee Minutes, is forthcoming from Saint Julian Press in September 2024. Press release is here. Pre-order now at Bookshop and at Barnes & Noble. 


Accommodations, winner of the 2018 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award, is available for orders via AmazonBarnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Ordering information is also available at the Concrete Wolf website.

"The Heart Contracts"

Sarah Carey’s debut chapbook of poems, The Heart Contracts, is available for orders through Finishing Line Press and Amazon. Orders may be made online directly through the publisher’s website.

Samples of Published Poetry Journal Covers

Sugar House Review cover
Valparaiso Poetry Review
"The Chickadees Are All Up In Our Feelings"
The Worcester Review cover
"All My Father's Heroes"
"Space Invaders” and “Everywhere We Once Knew Wildness"
"The Brazilian Peppertrees"
"By the Bridge or By the River?"

Review of By the Bridge or By the River? by Amy C. Roma

Five Points Cover
"The Great Egret"
"Watching the Waning Gibbous Moon"
"Our Last House"
"Coming Home"
"The Changed Landscape"
"Personal Effects"
"Grandmother’s Will"
"My First Steps"

finalist in the 2004 poetry competition at George Mason University

"After Dark"
"The Opal Box"
"What Comes Out"
"“Climbers” and “Settlement”"
"The Heart Contracts"
"The Service"