"Miss Flo at sunset," Dominique Thiebaut, 2018

About Sara Eddy

I began writing poems seriously when I was in college in the late 1980's, but somewhere along the way I lost the thread and stopped writing. Like many women, my children became my creative project, and it wasn't until they were teenagers--and I had a brush with cancer--that I returned to writing in earnest.

I have published two chapbooks (Tell the Bees, published in 2019 by A3 Press; Full Mouth, published in 2020 by Finishing Line Press). My poems have appeared in many literary journals, most recently Threepenny Review, 2River, and Pink Panther. During summer 2022 I will be a resident at the Prospect Street Writers' Retreat in North Bennington, Vermont, where I will be working on a full-length collection.

I am the Assistant Director of the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching, and Learning at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts. I live in nearby Amherst--birthplace of Emily Dickinson--with a teenager, a black cat, a white dog, and three beehives.


[1993] - [2000]

Tufts University, MA, PhD, American Literature (studied poetry with Deborah Digges)

[1984] - [1988]

Connecticut College, BA, English (studied poetry with Charles Hartman)