Nebraska Authors

Sarah Fairchild

Born 1959-06-24 Wahoo, NE (USA)

Died 2017-10-30
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Sarah Fairchild's mentor at UNL was Hilda Raz She studied poetry with Greg Kuzma, Ted Kooser, and Judith Meintz.

Places Lived

Wahoo, NE
Norfolk, NE
Crete, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Journalism


Poetry; Short Stories;


High School Diploma, Norfolk Senior High School, Norfolk, NE
Bachelor of Arts in English, 1981, Doane College, Crete, NE
Master of Arts in English, 1986, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Para-Educator, Lincoln Public Schools
Publisher, Black Star Press

Places Worked

Southeast Community College, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Union College, Lincoln, NE
Doane College, Lincoln, NE
Prairie Schooner
Great Plains Quarterly
Black Star Press
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, April 19, 2001 and January 16, 2011
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Doane Ccllege
First Place, State Level, and Second Place, National level, in a Bicentennial Competition, 1976
Third place, The LYRICS College Poetry Contest, 1981
Second place, American Academy of Poets Contest, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986


Salt Valley Seasons. 1986.
Sarah Fairchild Reads From Her Poetry. 2001. (DVD)
Sarah Fairchild. 2011. (DVD)

Poems published in:
The Lyric
Whole Notes
Brussels Sprout
Point Judith Light
The Omaha World-Herald
The Prairie Astronomer

Publisher of Nebraska Poets Calendar

Sarah Fairchild's presentation in the April 2001 Ames Reading Series can be viewed here:

Her January 2011 reading can be viewed here:

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