Sarah Pemberton Strong

Novelist and Poet





“The stakes in Strong’s sharply etched and crafted poems are high:
language that summons us to compassion, responsibility, gratitude for being alive.”

—Joy Ladin



“Strong is the real thing.”
—Stephen Burt

“Strong’s poems resonate in the senses and quicken the mind, but settle finally in the heart.”
—Vivian Shipley

“The stakes in Strong’s sharply etched and crafted poems are high: language that summons us to compassion, responsibility, gratitude for being alive.”
—Joy Ladin



Full Reviews

Joy Ladin
“Sarah Strong’s voice in her debut collection is quiet, but the stakes in her sharply etched and crafted poems are high: language that summons us to compassion, responsibility, gratitude for being alive. Strong’s lyricism reminds us of our interconnectedness, the common denominators that marry “self” to “other,” “I” to “we,” human to the web of biological, emotional, historical and spiritual relationship in which we love, struggle, sing.”