Sarah Fawn Montgomery is the author of Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir (The Ohio State University Press, September 2018) and the 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 poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in various magazines including Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Electric Literature, Fugue, The Los Angeles Review, LitHub, The Normal School, North Dakota Quarterly, Passages North, The Pinch, Puerto del Sol, The Rumpus, Southeast Review, Terrain, and others. 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 work has 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 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 and women's and gender studies 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.