Bay Area based poet & writer

  • MFA in Poetry from University of San Francisco

  • Chapbook available from dancing girl press: Trashcan Funeral

  • Editor for PushPen Press

  • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Wrolstad Poetry Prize

  • Finalist for the Rita Dove Award in Poetry 2017

  • Finalist for the Gigantic Sequins Poetry Award 2017

  • A Litquake's Writers on the Verge 2017

  • Teaching Fellow at University of San Francisco 2017

  • Fiction Reader for The Rumpus

  • Check out my publications here


Sage's Story:

Sage is a Bay Area writer fascinated by the way cities grit and how women move through the world. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Vinyl, Glass Poetry, Main Street Rag, burntdistrict, Yes Poetry, Vagabond City Lit and more. She was a finalist for the Rita Dove Award in Poetry and the Gigantic Sequins Poetry Award, as well as an Honorable Mention for the Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series. Her chapbook, Trashcan Funeral, is forthcoming from dancing girl press. 


My portfolio is full of diverse types of work. I have worked in content marketing, academic marketing, and retail. My true love is in teaching writing. I am whole in a classroom and am always learning. For my full resume, please click here

There’s deep pathos hidden in these poems as they search among glitter dresses and shattered wine glasses for something to hold onto.
— D.A. Powell

In My Own Words

I bring poetry and creative writing to all of my projects, whether it is teaching, copywriting, or journalism. A mentor once told me, "Even when you try not to sound like a poet, you are one." This makes my work full of music, imagery, and attention to detail, no matter what the subject matter.