- MFA, Creative Writing, The University of Alabama, 2020
- BA, Creative Writing and Gender Studies, Oberlin College, 2014
Sarah Cheshire graduated from the University of Alabama’s Creative Writing MFA program in 2020. She also holds a BA from Oberlin College, where she double majored in Creative Writing and Gender Studies. She is the author of an award-winning chapbook, “Unravelings,” (Etchings Press, 2017), and has had essays, poems, and reviews published in The Rumpus, Creative Nonfiction, Scalawag Magazine, River Teeth, Brevity, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. In addition to receiving the AWP’s Kurt Brown Prize for Creative Nonfiction, she was finalist for the 2018 Disquiet Literary Award, and was longlisted for the Spring 2017 American Shorter Fiction prize. Sarah is particularly passionate about using the arts as a tool of community building. In addition to her role as an instructor, she is involved in myriad creative collaborations, including curating a local art gallery, playing banjo with the Tuscaloosa Old Time Music Ensemble, and selling wearable art made from found text at Kentuck Saturday Art Markets. In addition to teaching writing and literature courses in UA’s English Department, she has also taught courses in New College, the UA Honors College, and at Donaldson Maximum Security Men’s Prison.
Unravelings. Indianapolis, IN: Etchings Press; University of Indianapolis. 2017. Print.
White Noise. In Lee Gutkind & BethAnn Fennelly’s “Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly.” InFact Books: Creative Nonfiction.
River Teeth: Houses of Injury and Healing. April 2018.
A Review of Lia Purpura’s Scream: or Never Minding. Brevity. January 2018. Web.
Ain’t Coming Back Again. Scalawag Magazine. 2017.
Returning to the Wreck. The Rumpus:. June 2022. Web.
Republican Senator Lindsay Graham Addresses Me Directly from the TV in My Living Room. Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. December 2018.
Trial of the Hippocampus. Heavy Feather Review. December 2018.