Sara Henning

available now from southern illinois university press

Winner of the 2017 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award

View from True North by Sara Henning


“Sara Henning writes in the proud tradition of such contemporary masters as James Wright, Lorine Niedecker, and Stanley Plumly. Like them, she understands that the task of relating family history is sometimes indistinguishable from lamentation. Also like them, she situates her poems in the hardscrabble precincts of the rural Midwest, locales upon which she bestows a troubled grace—thanks to her formal elegance, her startling metaphors, and her dexterous command of narrative. View from True North is a grave and bracing debut, a collection of unusual promise.”

—David Wojahn, author of For the Scribe

Sara Henning Author of the View from True North

About Sara Henning

Sara Henning is the author of one other poetry book, A Sweeter Water. Her poems have appeared in Quarterly West, Witness, Passages North, Rhino, Meridian, and Cincinnati Review. In 2015, she won the Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize. She is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Stephen F. Austin State University.

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