Sara Michas-Martin is the author of Gray Matter (Fordham University Press), chosen by Susan Wheeler for the 2013 Poets Out Loud Prize. Other awards include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize, a creative nonfiction grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and full scholarships to attend the Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf, Squaw Valley and Napa Valley Community of Writers' Conferences.

She is a former Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and has also taught creative writing and interdisciplinary studies for the University of Michigan, the low-residency program at Goddard College, and currently teaches for Stanford's Online Writers Studio, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Rananim (the Taos Writing Conference community online).

Her poems and creative nonfiction have appeared in the American Poetry Review, The Believer, Best New Poets, CURA, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, New England Review, Threepenny Review and elsewhere.