Sarah Manguso

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Sarah Manguso (born 1974) is an American writer and poet.[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 named an “Editors’ Choice” title by the New York Times Sunday Book Review[2] and a 2008 "Best Nonfiction Book of the Year" by the San Francisco Chronicle.[3] Her book Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (2015) was also named a New York Times “Editors’ Choice.” [4]


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.[5] She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and teaches in the MFA program at New England College.

Her poems and prose have appeared in Harper's,[6] the New York Times Magazine,[7] and The Paris Review.[8] Her poems have appeared in four editions of the Best American Poetry series.

Awards and honors[edit]

Published works[edit]


  • 300 Arguments (Graywolf, 2017)
  • Ongoingness: The End of a Diary (Graywolf, 2015)
  • The Guardians: An Elegy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012)
  • The Two Kinds of Decay (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008)
  • Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (McSweeney's Books, 2007)



  1. ^ From the Fishouse: Poets: Sarah Manguso Bio
  2. ^ The New York Times Sunday Book Review > Editor's Choice > 06/29/08
  3. ^ San Francisco Chronicle > 50 Best Nonfiction Books of 2008 > 12/21/08
  4. ^ The New York Times > Editor's Choice > 05/29/15
  5. ^ The New School > Creative Writing > Summer Writers Colony > Courses Archived 2008-12-20 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2] Harper's>Sarah Manguso Author Page
  8. ^ [3]The Paris Review "The Guardians," by Sarah Manguso
  9. ^ David Daley (December 23, 2012). "The What To Read Awards: Top 10 Books of 2012". Salon. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ Joanna Bourke (10 October 2011). "2011 Wellcome Trust Book Prize shortlist". The Lancet. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  12. ^ [5] Rome Prize Fellows
  13. ^ [6] Hodder Fellows

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