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Sarah Helen Bates

Sarah Helen Bates has an MFA in Poetry from Northern Michigan University and currently teaches at Southern Utah University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Pinch, Best New Poets 2017, Seneca Review, the Normal School, and Hotel Amerika, among others. Her chapbook, Tender, is available from Diagram/New Michigan Press.


On any map in any so-called season, I can recognize myself at least once.

Sarah Helen Bates
Sarah Bates photo Poetry

I am the last american wolf
I am scrubbing lavender lipstick
off the bathroom’s mirror
I don’t want to kill I am
staying quiet in a field of bodies

Sarah Helen Bates