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Sara Brickman is a queer, Jewish writer, performer, and community organizer from Ann Arbor, MI. The winner of the Split This Rock Poetry Prize and a five-time member of Seattle slam teams, Sara has received grants and scholarships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Yiddish Book Center, 4Culture, and more. A BOAAT Writers Fellow and Ken Warfel Fellow for Poetry in Community, their poems and prose appear in Narrative, Adriot, The Indiana Review, Muzzle, and the anthologies Ghosts of Seattle Past, The Dead Animal Handbook, and Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls. Sara holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and lives in Seattle, where they teach writing to youth and adults, and parent a cat named Latke.
Sara received 2019 GAP Award funding towards Hate Summer, a hybrid writing project exploring race, anti-fascist resistance, and diasporic identity in Charlottesville, Virginia. Drawing on personal experiences and community narratives from the violent summer of white nationalism in 2017, these poems and essays explore the place where freedom of speech and freedom collide in the fight for the heart of a small southern town. GAP funding will give them the much needed space and time to write and begin weaving together the central lyric essay of the project.
Artist Trust thanks the Amazon Literary Partnership for underwriting this award through Artist Trust’s Corporate Partnership program. For information about supporting Washington State artists, visit here.