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Killing Summer (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017) – read more

Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007)

D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology, co-editor with Michele Elliott and Danny Rose (Argonne House Press, 2004, out of print)

Poems in Literary Journals

Essays and Op Eds

  • “Split This Rock: Celebrating 10 Years of Poetry, Witness, & Resistance,” The Writer’s Notebook
  • “To Insist on the Depth and Complexity of Our Lives,” VIDA Web
  • “There’s No Defending Founding Fathers Who Practiced Slavery, ” OtherWords
  • “Nuts to First Class: The growing class divide on airplanes looks a lot like America’s,” OtherWords
  • “The Intersection of Peril & Joy: Sarah Browning introduces Sharon Olds,” Blog This Rock
  • “A Crime Against Humanity Sent Me to Harvard,” OtherWords
  • Comments upon presenting the 2014 Busboys and Poets Award to Martín Espada, Busboys and Poets Blog
  • be loving ourselves/be sisters: Lucille Clifton Reminds Us that We are American Poetry,” Beltway Poetry Quarterly
  • “To Scratch Away a Silence: On the Work of Jake Adam York,” Pilot Light Journal
  • “Food for The Soul: Poetry That Pierces Injustice,” On The Issues Magazine


Sarah Browning pierces the veil of artifice. She lives, breathes and stands for justice; using poetry to create the larger conversation. Her poems may be of real world effects, or matters central to her spirit, yet we can count on each poem to be a line of inquiry that searches for truth in action. Part of a spirited community that is working for social justice, she remains highly individual, like any true artist.

Grace Cavalieri, Poet Laureate of Maryland