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SARAH FAIRCHILD received her B.A. from Doane College and her M.A. from the University of Nebraska. She has worked as a reader at the Prairie Schooner and on the staff of the Great Plains Quarterly. In addition to her activities as Editor/Publisher of Black Star Press, in Lincoln Nebraska, Sarah also periodically indexes books for the University of Nebraska Press, teaches creative writing, poetry and grammar at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, mentors gifted children through the Lincoln Public School System and is a special ed para-educator at Morley Elementary School, working with Autistic and Down Syndrome children. Her poetry has been published in Whole Notes, Plainsong, Dragonfly, Brussels Sprout, Inkstone, Saint Judith Light, and The Lyric. Her master's thesis, a collection of poems entitled Salt Valley Seasons (1986), is available at Love Library at the University of Nebraska. Her awards include 1st place in the state, 2nd place in the nation in the Bi-centennial Competition sponsored by The National Council of Teachers of English and the State of Pennsylvania (1976), 3rd place in The Lyric's College Poetry Contest (1981), and 2nd place in the Academy of Poets contest at the University of Nebraska (1986).

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