—after Vuillard’s Garden at Vaucresson
Sarah Maclay is the author of three chapbooks and four poetry collections, most recently, The “She” Series: A Venice Correspondence, a braided collaboration with Holaday Mason (What Books Press) and Music from the Black Room (UT Press). Her first full-length, Whore, won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, FIELD, Ploughshares, Manoa, Blackbird, The Best American Erotic Poetry, Poetry Daily, The Writer’s Chronicle, Poetry International, where she served as Book Review Editor for a decade, and beyond. Her work has been supported by a City of Los Angeles Master Artist Fellowship and a Yaddo residency, and awarded a Pushcart Special Mention. For three years, she served as artistic director of The 3rd Area, a reading series based in galleries in DTLA and Bergamot Station. A Montana native, a graduate of Oberlin and VCFA, she teaches at LMU in Los Angeles and conducts periodic workshops at Beyond Baroque.