Sara Eliza Johnson

Utah, United States

Member Since: 01/18/2011

Sara Eliza Johnson's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Copper Nickel, Boston Review, New England Review, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Crab Orchard Review, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, TriQuarterly, and Salt Hill, as well as the anthologies Best New Poets, Read Women, and February, and has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series. Her first book, Bone Map (Milkweed Editions, 2014), won the National Poetry Series. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, two Winter Fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Phillip Freund prize from Cornell University, as well as fellowships from the University of Oregon and the University of Utah, where she was a Vice Presidential Fellow in creative writing. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska--Fairbanks.


Twitter Username: @saraelizaj


  • Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award(2010)
  • Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Winter Fellowship(2009)
  • AWP Intro Journals Project Award(2007)
  • Academy of American Poets/Larry Levis Memorial Prize(2014)
  • Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Work-Study Scholarship(2011)
  • National Poetry Series(2013)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship(2015)
  • Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Second-Year Poetry Fellowship(2015)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University (May 2006)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Oregon (June 2009)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry