Sarah Jane Barnett is a poet, creative writing teacher, and freelance editor. Her poetry has been published in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, and the US, and anthologised in Best New Zealand Poems, Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems, and Essential New Zealand Poems.
Sarah’s debut collection A Man Runs into a Woman was a finalist in the 2013 New Zealand Post Book Awards. Her second collection, WORK was released in October 2015. Sarah was the recipient of the Louis Johnson New Writers’ Bursary and the Estate Phoebe Maunsell Scholarship. She teaches creative writing at Massey University and is the Literature Editor for The Pantograph Punch. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with her family.
Sarah has a Masters from the IIML and a PhD from Massey University, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her PhD combined creative writing with a critical essay that examined the strategies used by American poet Robert Hass to depict nature in his first four collections.