Sarah Jefferis is a writer, editor, and consultant based in Ithaca, New York. She is the author of two books of poetry, FORGETTING THE SALT (Foothills Press) and WHAT ENTERS THE MOUTH (Standing Stone Books).
Her poetry and nonfiction has appeared in Rhino, the Mississippi Review, The American Literary review, Stone Canoe, The Hollins Critic, the Patterson Review, and other journals. She is the winner of the 2014 Stone Canoe Bea Gonzalez poetry prize, and has been a both a poetry and fiction fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Jefferis has an M.A. in literature from Hollins University, an M.F.A. in poetry from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in English/Creative Writing from S.U.N.Y. Binghamton. She currently works as a writing coach and serves as the Interim McNair Program Coordinator for the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives at Cornell.