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Biography

Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). She is the author of two books of poetry, both published by Turnstone Press and both shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. The World Is Mostly Sky, her debut collection, was also nominated for the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry and Flyway, her long poem, was a nominee for the Manitoba Historical Society's Margaret McWilliams Award. Winner of The New Quarterly's Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest and Room Magazine's Short Forms Contest, Sarah has published poetry and non-fiction in magazines including Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, and Poetry Is Dead.

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 the Manitoba and Saskatchewan representative for The Writers' Union of Canada and the sales and marketing supervisor at University of Manitoba Press.

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