Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Winner of The New Quarterly's 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest and Room Magazine's 2018 Short Forms Contest, she has published poetry and non-fiction in magazines including Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, and Poetry Is Dead. Her debut collection of poetry, The World Is Mostly Sky (Turnstone Press), was shortlisted for two Manitoba Book Awards, the 2021 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the 2022 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Her second book, Flyway (Turnstone Press), launched spring 2022.
Sarah holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan.
A freelance editor and copyeditor on a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry projects, Sarah is also the promotions and publicity coordinator at University of Manitoba Press.