Sarah Fawn Montgomery is the author of Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir (forthcoming with The Ohio State University Press, 2018) and three poetry chapbooks, Regenerate: Poems of Mad Women, (Dancing Girl Press, 2017), Leaving Tracks: A Prairie Guide, (Finishing Line Press, 2017), and The Astronaut Checks His Watch (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Her work has been anthologized in Trailhead: Literature for the Backcountry, Manifest West: Serenity and Severity, Circe’s Lament: An Anthology of Wild Women Poetry, The Great Gatsby Anthology, Shadowed: Unheard Voices, Extinguished and Extinct: An Anthology of Things that No Longer Exist, and Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghouls, Ghosts, and More. Her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in various magazines including Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Fugue, The Los Angeles Review, Nimrod, The Normal School, North Dakota Quarterly, Passages North, The Pinch, Puerto del Sol, The Rumpus, Southeast Review, Terrain , and others. Her poetry and prose have been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and her essays have been listed as notable in Best American Essays for the past several years.
A native of California’s central coast, Sarah Fawn Montgomery holds a BA in English from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, an MFA in creative writing with a focus in nonfiction from California State University-Fresno, and a PhD in English with a focus in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where her dissertation won the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Folsom Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award. She has worked as Prairie Schooner’s Nonfiction Assistant Editor since 2011 and is an Assistant Professor at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.