Sara Borjas is a 3rd generation Chicana and a Fresno poet. Sara earned a B.A. in English Literature from Fresno State and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for Performative Arts from University of California, Riverside. Since, she has worked at Red Hen Press, southern California's largest independent press, and La Sierra University. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside.
Her poetry can be found in The Acentos Review, Luna Luna, Fog Machine, Miramar, The Boiler, Kindred and Wild Horses: Women on Fire, a poetry series created by ELJ Publishing in honor of women's history. She has worked with Patricia Smith as a 2016 Postgraduate Writers Conference Fellow at Vermont College of Fine Arts, as well as Sharon Olds, Robert Hass, and Evie Shockley as a 2013 Community of Writers Workshop at Squaw Valley Fellow. Her first poetry collection was a finalist for the 2014 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and she is the recipient of the 2014 Blue Mesa Poetry Prize judged by Carmen Gimenez-Smith. Sara was also named runner-up for the 2010 Larry Levis Undergraduate Memorial Prize judged by Phillip Levine and twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her interests include space and time/spacetime, tiny patterns, poems in the form of cocktails, and oldiez. She lives in Los Angeles.