Sarah Day is a Tasmanian poet whose published works include Tempo (2013), Grass Notes (2009), and The Ship (2004). Her poetry has received numerous awards, including the Queensland Premier’s Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the ACT Art and Literary Awards (joint winner).
Sarah’s poems have been have been widely published in anthologies in Australia and in Chinese and French translation. Her work has been featured in magazines including Verse, Virginia Quarterly Review, Antipodes, and the Chicago Review in the US. She has received grants from the Literature Fund of the Australia Council and Arts Tasmania and was resident at the BR Whiting Library in Rome. She was invited to the Festival de Poesie in Paris in 2001 and 2004 and has been a guest at Australian writers’ festivals including Adelaide, Melbourne, Mildura, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Hobart, and King’s Lynn in England. In 2011 she read at a symposium on Australian literature and culture at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Sarah was poetry editor of Island magazine for seven years, has been a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council, and has taught English and creative writing for several years at university and Year 12 level. She lives in Hobart with her husband and two daughters.