Sarah M. Wells

Sarah M. Wells is the author of The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture. Volume 2, about the Gospels, will be released in February 2022. Her memoir, American Honey: A Field Guide to Resisting Temptation will be published in early 2022.

She is also the author of two collections of poems, Between the Heron and the Moss and Pruning Burning Bushes; a chapbook of poems, Acquiesce, winner of the 2008 Starting Gate Award; and a novella-length essay, The Valley of Achor, available on Kindle. Poems and essays by Wells have appeared in Ascent, Brevity, Full Grown People, Hippocampus Review, The Pinch, River Teeth, Rock & Sling, Under the Gum Tree, Terrain.org and elsewhere.

Sarah’s work has been honored with four Pushcart Prize nominations, and six of her essays have been listed as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays. She is a 2018 recipient of an Ohio Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Sarah earned her BA in Creative Writing and MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University. Sarah is a regular contributor to Root & Vine News and God Hears Her, a blog for women, from Our Daily Bread, and writes marketing content for Spire Advertising. She resides in Ashland, Ohio with her husband, Brandon, and their four children, Lydia, Elvis, Henry, and Izzy (their Westie).

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. note you just ‘won’ PR at Rattle this week… my poem was declined in favor of yours, and I’d just like to say, thanks: for such an excellent poem. it moved me.


  2. Sarah, I came across the poetry you wrote for the “7” virtual Art-Walk on Jody Thomae’s site and was hoping I could use some of the poetry in a Good Friday mediation I am putting together for our church in this interesting time of worhip. All of it was so moving and would like to include it Thank you


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