Sarah Ghazal Ali

Lance Cleland

Sarah Ghazal Ali is the author of THEOPHANIES (Alice James Books 2024), selected as the Editors’ Choice for the 2022 Alice James Award. A Djanikian Scholar and winner of the Sewanee Review Poetry Prize, her poems appear in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Pleiades, The Yale Review, Guernica, and elsewhere. A former Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University, Sarah is the editor for Palette Poetry and poetry editor for West Branch. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and lives in the Bay Area, California.

Sarah will be working on her second poetry collection, which examines art and iconoclasm, religious iconography, and the name versus the image of God, all situated under and through the relentless gaze of the surveillance state.