The Best of the Best New Poets of 2011

Sara Michas-Martin, “Cage”

Michas-Martin’s poems are amazingly good, simply phrased but at the perfect pitch to devastate you when you’re not looking. See her bio below:

SARA MICHAS-MARTIN’s poems have recently appeared in The Believer, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, Word/for Word and elsewhere. She is a former Stegner fellow and Jones lecturer at Stanford. She currently lives in Denver and teaches for Stanford’s Online Writers’ Studio and Goddard College. For more information please visit

Read some of her work at her website.