Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Her poetry has appeared in Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, Poetry Is Dead, Room Magazine, and SAD Mag. In 2019, she won The New Quarterly's Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest and placed 2nd in Contemporary Verse 2's 2-Day Poem Contest. She also won 1st place in Room Magazine's 2018 Short Forms Contest. Her debut collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky, launched Spring 2020 with Turnstone Press and was shortlisted for the 2021 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award at the Manitoba Book Awards.
Sarah holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program and an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan. Flyway, her thesis project, is a prairie long poem focussing on human and ornithological migration.
A freelance editor and copyeditor on a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry projects, Sarah is also the editor at Fanfare Magazine Group. She is on the Board of Directors for JackPine Press and curates Turnstone Press's 2poem2 Tuesday Reading Series.