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Sarah Beth Childers

Assistant Professor

Address: Morrill 109E
Phone: 405-744-6226


MFA, West Virginia University


Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • Creative Nonfiction (lyric and narrative essays, memoir, linked essay collections)

  • Fiction

Recent Courses Taught
  • Advanced Creative Nonfiction

  • Seminar in Creative Nonfiction: Integrating Research into Personal Essays, Journalism, and Memoir

  • Studies in Creative Nonfiction: Essay Collections

  • Craft and Forms of Prose: Flash Nonfiction

  • Writing the New Mexican Landscape

Selected Publications


  • Shake Terribly the EarthOhio University Press, 2013.

Journal Publications:

  • “A Haunting.” Shenandoah. Forthcoming

  • “What Happens When You Drown.” Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. Issue 61, May 2019.

  • “An Infestation.” Colorado Review. Spring 2018.

  •  “Beagle in the Road.” Superstition Review, no. 20, fall 2017.

  • "Grateful." Beautiful Things. 25 Sept. 2017.

  • "A Hobo Like Me." Quiddity. 10.1. 2017.

  • "Things Sad People Shouldn't Have."Pank 10.4. July-Aug. 2015.

  • "Chariot's a-Comin'." Gravel. May 2015.

  • "Portraits within Portraits." Guernica Daily. 30 April 2015.

  • "Ghost Siblings." Beside the Point. Fall 2014. 

  • "Ten Years Ago." Brevity. Winter 2014.

  • Shornrn."Wigleaf: (Very) Short Fiction. 24 Sept. 2012.

  • "Dear Wigleaf: Under the Night Heron Tree."Wigleaf: (Very) Short Fiction. 24 Sept. 2012.

  • "Boat Stories: Three Generations."Tusculum Review 7 (2011): 175-184.

  • "Garbage-Bag Charity."SNReview 10.2 (Summer 2008).

  • "Red Ribbon." Paddlefish (2008): 18-21.

Anthology Publications:

  • “Beaver Pond.”  Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene. Ed. Jessica Corey. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2019.

  • "Ten Years Ago." Love and Profanity: A Collection of True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, Concise, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life. Ed. Nick Healy. North Mankato, MN: Switch Press, 2015: 128-131.

Honors & Offices
  • 2009-2010 Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University

  • Cimarron Review Editor of Nonfiction

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