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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sarah Sovereign Getty  

Pen Name: Sarah Getty

Genre: Poetry

Born: January 27, 1943 in Berwyn, Illinois


Illinois Connection

She was born in Berwyn, Illinois and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sarah Getty is a poet, writer, editor, and creative writing coach.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- Cambridge Poetry Prize in 2002 for ''The Land of Milk and Honey'' Barbara Bradley Prize, New England Poetry Club in 2004 Pulitzer Prize nominee and National Book Award nominee for ''Bring Me Her Heart'' Long Story Short Award in 2006 for ''Out on the Lake''