Sarah Sousa is the author of three poetry collections, the most recent See the Wolf was published in April 2018 by CavanKerry Press. She also edited and transcribed The Diary of Esther Small, 1886 which won the New England Book Festival Award for Regional Literature. Her poems are published widely including in the artist book Mother Monument part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection. Her poem “Learning my Name” appears in the poetry installation project in Edmand’s Park, Newton. Her honors include a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, the Anne Halley Prize, and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. She is a member of the board of directors of Perugia Press and lives in western Massachusetts.
Sousa will be presenting “’All beat out and tired’: Abuse, Self-Disclosure, and Taboo in 19th Century Women’s Diaries”. A lecture and poetry reading focusing on the 1886 diary of Maine farmwife Esther Small