Sarah Vap was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1972, then grew up in Montana. She attended Brown University, receiving her undergraduate degree in English and American Literature. She passed a few more years in Montana, Frankfurt, Germany, and Richmond, Virginia, before moving to Tempe where she completed her M.F.A. in Poetry at Arizona State University in 2005.
BOOKS OF POETRY
╬Winner of the PIP Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry in English
turvy is too sweet a word. grapple,
topmost—as if we carry the fate
of humanity on such-and-such
in a dwindle. that’s better. or,
swirls, that basic. so
happy it’s painful. we kilns
plan to redeem the world. and not right
then high haunts. supplicants.
when we jump
away from each other, middle
of the night.
Reprinted from Denver Quarterly, XV, no. 2 (2005). Copyright ©2005 by Sarah Vap.