Sara Parrell

Sara Parrell won first prize in the 2008 Poetry Center of Chicago’s Juried Reading for her manuscript Psalms of New Orleans. Her poetry has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, qarrtsiluni, and the 2013 Cowfeather Press anthology, Echolocations. Sara is faculty at the UW-Madison School of Nursing, and a member of the Madison public school’s mental health consultation team.


Psalm 61 by Sara Parrell

    Psalm 61: hear my cry   Not yet fearless she moans a little moan only the St. Louis No. 1’s dead can hear as hoards clamber to escape, break away from the fallible towers but she hunkers under star-starved sky, becomes that speck beneath the night-migrating bunting’s wing— […]


Evening Prayer Sara Parrell

    Teach me life between no voice and scream. Teach me how drums listen to the horns, how horns beg the question. Teach me to crave city’s late summer heat, folded umbrellas tipped into corners. Teach me to see crows circle the silver wheelbarrow. Teach me your ways with […]