Sarah Ens grew up in Treaty 1 territory (Landmark, MB) and is currently a writer and editor based in Treaty 6 territory (Saskatoon, SK). 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 April 15, 2020 with Turnstone Press.
Sarah holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program and is a current MFA in Writing candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. Her thesis project is a prairie long poem focussing on human and ornithological migration.
A former editorial assistant with over four years of experience in the traditional publishing industry, Sarah works as a freelance editor and copyeditor on a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry projects. She is on the Board of Directors for JackPine Press.