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Sally Rosen Kindred

Current City, State, Country

Maryland, USA

Birth City, State, Country



Sally Rosen Kindred is the author of three collections of poetry: No Eden (Mayapple Press, 2011), Book of Asters (Mayapple Press, 2014), and most recently, Where the Wolf (Diode Editions), winner of the 2020 Diode Book Prize and the 2021 Jacar Press Julie Suk Award. Her most recent chapbook is Says the Forest to the Girl (Porkbelly Press, 2018). She has received two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and fellowships from Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review,, The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review Poem-of-the-week web feature, The Los Angeles Review, Kenyon Review Online, and in anthologies including The Best of Tupelo Quarterly (Tupelo Press, 2023) and Between Paradise and Earth: Eve Poems (Orison Books, 2023).

What is the relationship between Judaism and/or Jewish culture and your poetry?

My mother was Christian; my father, Jewish. Although I was not raised Jewish, or officially raised in either faith, my writing has for a long time been engaged with the Torah and with midrash, particularly in my first chapbook, Garnet Lanterns, and my first book, No Eden, both of which considered Eve, Lilith, and Noah. As I move forward in my writing and my life, I want to continue to explore this part of me, and I hope that studying Jewish poetry and art, as well as the Torah and the Hebrew language, and reading/questioning/writing my way into this practice, will allow me to continue to develop my poetics and find my way.

Published Works

Where the Wolf (Diode Editions, 2021)
Says the Forest to the Girl (chapbook; Porkbelly Press, 2018)
Book of Asters (Mayapple Press, 2014)
No Eden (Mayapple Press, 2011)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Current Title

Teaching Artist, the Poetry Barn; Poetry Mentor, MTSU Write


Duke University, B.A.
University of Maryland, College Park, M.F.A.
Duquesne University, M.A.

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