Sarah Manguso

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Sarah Manguso is an American writer and poet born in Massachusetts in 1974.[1] In 2007, she was awarded the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship in literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her memoir The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), was reviewed by the New York Times Sunday Book Review[2] and named a 2008 "Best Nonfiction Book of the Year" by the San Francisco Chronicle.[3]


She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She has taught creative writing at the Pratt Institute and in the graduate program at The New School,[4] and currently teaches at the Otis College of Art and Design. She lives in Los Angeles.[5]

Her poems and prose have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, Boston Review, The London Review of Books, McSweeney’s, The New Republic, and The Paris Review, and twice in the Best American Poetry series. She was the Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton in 2003–2004,[6] and has been awarded fellowships at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Yaddo,[7] and the MacDowell Colony, and a Pushcart Prize.

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Prose Works

  • Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (2015)
  • The Guardians: An Elegy (2012)
  • The Two Kinds of Decay (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008)
  • Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (McSweeney's Books, 2007)

Poetry Collections

In Translation


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