Publications & Awards

Full-Length Poetry Collections:

They Were Bears” Sundress Publications (2017)

Nothing Good Ever Happens After MidnightGTK Press (2016)


BACKCOUNTRYFinishing Line Press (May 2013)

Every Bird, To YouCrisis Chronicles Press (December 2013)


Horror Film Quote Or Internet Dating Site First Date?” Mcsweeney’s (October 2012)


Leave Your Skin on the Highway.” Geauga Park District Summer Park Explorer Activity Guide (August 2019)

We Visit the Grizzlies.” Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 30 Days of Poetry (April 2017)

Rosh Hashanah, 5774.” Green Briar Review (May 2016)


Getting Ready for Christmas.Delirious HemAdvent Day 25 (December 2015)

 “We Begin and End” and “The Most Lonely Place.” Life and Legends (July 2015)

Do-It-Yourself.The Philadelphia Review of Books (May 2015)

Choke Point” and “Leave Your Skin on the Highway.” Driftless Review (March 2015)

We Can Believe What We Choose.” Delirious Hem, Advent Day 25 (December 2014)

Daddy Takes Bob Fishing” and “First Light.”  Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal, Issue 2 (December 2014)

Till Then My Windows Ache.Bodega (June 2014)

Country Song in Reverse,” “Body Of,” “Decision,” and “On Your Birthday.” ROAR Magazine (July 2014)

No one saw the moon that bled in my mouth” and “No Children.Words Dance (Fall 2013)

Suffer not yet our eyes to hunger for your face.” Broadside from Coconut Books  (March 2013).

Architecture in Cleveland.B O D Y (September 2012).

Damage Ready” and “Mother: An Agaddah.” Nashville Review (August 2012).

What do You Think is Supposed to Happen in the Woods?Collective Fallout (Winter & Summer 2012).

Sisters,” and “When A Child Loves You.” The Ilanot Review (June 2012).

Home,” and “Day of Release.” Tidal Basin Review (May 2012): 101-103.

Bearing October.” Booth (April 2012).

The Narrows,” and “Storm Warning.” Marco Polo Arts Magazine (May 2012).

But Mostly They Were Bears,” and “People Have Always Known Bears.” Spork Press (January 2012).

Open Casket.” Slipstream 31 (2011): 19.

When you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart.” Cimarron Review 172 (Summer 2010): 68. *Reprinted in Bronfmanim Magazine (2011): 15.

Twilight in the Country.” So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art (Spring 2010): 49.


Jellyfish.Cleveland Scene Magazine: Fiction Issue (Winter 2015).

What Happens Here.Cold Mountain Review 39:2 (Spring 2011): 6-11.

The Room.” Tawdry Bawdry (December 2011).


“Lech-Lecha: When Your Journey is Barren” BronfmanTorah (October 2017)

“Stop Calling People Pussies” HuffPost (October 2017)

If You Want To Give Up Today” The Huffington Post (November 2016)

Yes, We Are as Happy as We Look on Facebook” Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping,  CountryLiving (June 2016)

The World Is Wicked When You Grow Up As A Girl” The Establishment (May 2016)
*Essay included in Miscellany: Essays by Young(ish) American Voices (From the Fringe)

Why I Teach Feminism at an Urban High SchoolThe Huffington Post (March 2015)

*Reprinted by The Anisfield Wolf Book Awards

We Can’t BreatheAs It Ought To Be (December 2014)

The Night Facebook Suggested That I “Might Know” My Rapist.” Luna Luna Magazine. (October 2014)

*Reprinted by The Huffington Post

*Reprinted by Australia’s Mamamia

*Reprinted by Role Reboot

*Reprinted by South Africa’s East Coast Radio as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Again Women and Children Campaign

*Reprinted by Marie Claire SA as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Again Women and Children Campaign

Confessional Poetics & Intellectual Distancing: A Struggle Against Patriarchal Conventions.VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts (September 2014)

*This piece was revisited by Coldfront Magazine: “Sarah Marcus Talks ‘Confessional Poetics’ at VIDAWeb.

Were You Scared?” Luna Luna Magazine. (August 2014).

*Anthologized in A 2016 Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City

*Cleveland Race Anthology Opens Essential Conversation 

*Reprinted by The Anisfield Wolf Book Awards

*Reprinted by HuffPost

Women Are Just More Emotional.” As It Ought To Be(February 2014).

Women Are Just More Emotional.” So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art (April 2013)

Why I Didn’t Get Married.” So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art (January 2012).

Lake of Fire… and I’m Not Talking About the Nirvana Song…” (September 2011): Review of Tony Kaye’s 2006 documentary.

Facing Uncomfortable Truths” (April 2011).

The Importance of Media Advocacy: Changing Attitudes about Sexual Assault” (April 2011).

The Miami Student (August- September 2008): Credentialed Blogger, Presidential Conventions.


A Review of Sarah Lilius’s Girl.Gazing Grain Press (August 2017)

Review: Jen Fitzgerald’s The Art of Work.” Gazing Grain Press (December 2016)

Susanna J Mishler’s Termination Dust Reviewed by Sarah Marcus.Poets At Work (Termination Dust_PoetsAtWork_022015) (February 2015)

A Review of Leah Umansky’s Don Dreams and I Dream.” As It Ought To Be (July 2014)

“A Review of Nathalie Handal’s Love and Strange Horses.CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women 27:2 (July 2012)

Notes on 100 Notes on Violence.” So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art (January 2012): Review of Julie Carr.

The Fallacy About Death Is Its FinalitySo To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art (December 2011): Review of Jill Bialosky’s History of a Suicide: my sister’s unfinished life.

In Consideration of : Brian Teare’s The Room Where I Was Born & Pleasure” So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art (December 2011).

Crush (on Richard Siken)So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art (October 2011).

Interview with actor Reza Sixo Safai & A Review of ‘Circumstance’” (September 2011).

Awards & Honors:

Second Place in Poetry for Geauga Park District’s 24th Annual Nature Writing Contest (2019)

Semi-Finalist for the 2014 Akron Poetry Prize

Finalist in The Nobody Series by Ropewalk Press AWP Postcard Contest for “When Do You Tell Him?” (2014)

Grand Finalist for the Joanna Cargill Coconut Book Prize for a First Book (2012 and 2013)

The 2012 Booth Poetry Prize Runner-Up, as selected by Linda Gregg

Finalist for the Iron Horse Literary Review 2011 Single-Author Competition in Poetry

Finalist in Glimmer Train’s November 2010 Short Story Award for New Writers competition for “What Happens Here”


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