County: Snohomish County
GAP Award 2017
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Sarah Mangold is originally from Edmond, Oklahoma and now lives in Edmonds, Washington. She is the author of the poetry collections Household Mechanics (New Issues, selected by C. D. Wright), Electrical Theories of Femininity (Black Radish Books) and Giraffes of Devotion (Kore), as well as many chapbooks, most recently, A Copyist, An Astronomer, and a Calendar Expert (above/ground). She is the recipient of fellowships and supported residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Willapa Bay AiR and the Seattle Arts Commission. From 2002-2009, she founded and edited Bird Dog: a journal of innovative writing and art, which featured longer poems and emerging women poets. She works for the University of Washington as a program manager for online academic programs.
Sarah received 2017 GAP Award funding to revise her poetry manuscript, Her Wilderness Will Be Her Manners, that is currently under consideration with a publisher pending revisions and expanding the manuscript with additional new poems. The poems explore taxidermy, natural history dioramas, women naturalists, and visual perspective as it relates to bodies and landscape with a particular focus on taxidermist and naturalist Martha Maxwell, the first person to create a “habitat group” display in the United States, and Delia Akeley, the wife of the “father of modern taxidermy”, whose work goes largely unacknowledged.
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Electrical Theories of Femininity, 2015.
Household Mechanics, 2002.
Giraffes of Devotion, 2016.