University of Iowa

Sabrina Orah Mark

Sabrina Orah Mark is the author of the book-length poetry collections The Babies and Tsim Tsum. Her collection of stories, Wild Milk, will be published by Dorothy in 2018. She earned an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Mark’s awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She has taught at Agnes Scott College, University of Georgia, Rutgers University, University of Iowa, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Goldwater Hospital and throughout the New York City and Iowa Public School Systems. She lives in Athens Georgia with her husband, Reginald McKnight, and their two sons.

Instructor Events

Weekend June 16 to June 17 2018

In this workshop, you will write the living daylights out of that thing that writes the living daylights out of you. What, like a fixed star, is at the center of your heart? What is your hobbyhorse, your idée fixe, your charge? What hangs you up and infatuates? Writing and reading assignments will guide you into your obsession so that you become more fluent in the parts of its landscape that mystify you. As a point of entry into this two-day workshop, begin to consider what keeps you.