Sarah Browning

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Sarah Browning read for the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series on February 21, 2014 for Before & After: Poets respond to Richard III (2014). Browning has been involved in several other Folger events: she spoke about Split This Rock at the District of Literature day-long event on September 30, 2013 and is a poetry educator with Poetry-in-Schools at the Folger.

Sarah Browning is Director of Split This Rock and DC Poets Against the War, author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, published by The Word Works in 2007, and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology. The recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, she has also received a Creative Communities Initiative grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. Browning has worked as a community organizer in Boston public housing and as a political organizer for reproductive rights, gay rights, and electoral reform, and against poverty, South African apartheid, and U.S. militarism. She was founding director of Amherst Writers & Artists Institute — creative writing workshops for low-income women and youth — and Assistant Director of The Fund for Women Artists, an organization supporting socially engaged art by women. Browning hosts the Sunday Kind of Love poetry series at Busboys & Poets and is organized the 2008 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness. She has taught creative writing workshops for children, teens, adults, and seniors in libraries, community centers, prisons, and schools. She has written essays and interviewed poets and artists for a variety of publications.

Visit her Poetry Foundation page for further information.