sarah sassoon

b. 1981

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Birth City, State, Country



Sarah Sassoon is an Australian born writer and poet of Iraqi-Jewish descent. Her work has appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Ruminate, Lilith, The Ilanot Review, Consequence Forum and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the Andrea Moriah Poetry Prize, and shortlisted for the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award. Her micro-chapbook, This is Why We Don’t Look Back was recently awarded first place in Harbor Review’s Jewish Women’s poetry prize. Sarah is also the author of the children’s picture book, Shoham’s Bangle (Kar-Ben Publishing, Fall 2022). 

Published Works

This is Why We Don’t Look Back
(micro-chapbook online; Harbor Review, 2022)

Picture Book
Shoham’s Bangle
(Kar-Ben Publishing, November 2022)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Poet Author Educator


Sydney University – BA/Law – majoring in Classical Hebrew and Jewish Civilization
Bar Ilan University – In the middle of MFA in poetry and literature.

Languages of Publication(s) and Poets Translated

Hebrew - Shlomi Hatuka

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