Sarah Freligh

Sarah Freligh (Poetry) | Rochester, NY

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Sarah Freligh is the author of Sad Math, winner of the 2014 Moon City Press Poetry Award and the Whirling Prize from the University of Indianapolis. Other books include Sort of Gone and A Brief Natural History of an American Girl, winner of the 2012 chapbook prize from Accents Publishing. Among her awards are a 2009 poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in 2006.


Sad Math (Moon City Press, November 2015). Moon City Poetry Award. Poetry.
Sort of Gone (Turning Point Books, 2008). Poetry.


A Brief Natural History of an American Girl (Accents Publishing, 2012). Poetry.

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“Sarah Freligh’s Sad Math is nothing less than a marvelous arc that captures and explores what it means for all sentient beings to age and find the unreasonable sum of years. Her feminist view heightens the notion of sacred disfigurement as we realize that language can never properly add or assess our grief. These stark poems are exposures that fade and yellow until her profane Kodacolor print becomes a kind of Giotto canvas, though a contemporary one where the man on TV ‘points to a red stain spreading across / a map and tells me it’s best to stay/ inside’.”
—Mark Irwin, author of American Urn: Selected Poems

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