Sara Borjas is a 3rd generation Chicana, a pocha, and a Fresno poet. She digs space & time, aromatics, tiny prints and oldiez. 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. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside.
Her poetry can be found in The Offing, Entropy, Queen Mob's Tea House, Cultural Weekly, The Acentos Review, Luna Luna, and The Boiler, amongst others. She is a 2017 CantoMundo Fellow, a 2016 Postgraduate Writers Conference Fellow at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a 2013 Community of Writers Workshop at Squaw Valley Fellow. Her first poetry collection was a finalist for the 2017 Noemi Press Book Award for Poetry, the 2016 Poets Out Loud Prize, and the 2014 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize. 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. She lives in Los Angeles.