Position / Title: 
Teaching Artist

Sarah McKinstry-Brown is the winner of the American Poets Prize. She studied poetry at the University of New Mexico and the University of Sheffield, England. Her poems have been published in publications ranging from West Virginia’s standardized tests to literary journals such as Chicago Quarterly Review. In 2004 she won the Blue Light Poetry Prize for her chapbook length collection, When You Are Born. Published in a number of poetry slam anthologies, her poems are featured alongside Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Ted Kooser in The Spoken Word Revolution Redux.

McKinstry-Brown earned an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her first full-length poetry collection, Cradling Monsoons, was published by Blue Light Press in Fall 2010. She has taught performing and writing workshops in libraries, schools and universities across the United States, including on both U.S. coasts. When she’s not reading or teaching, you can find her in Omaha with husband, Matt Mason (also a poet), and their two beautiful, feisty daughters. 

For more information about Sarah McKinstry-Brown, please contact:
9712 North 34th Street
Omaha, NE 68112-1304