"A poet to watch."
Sarah Herrington is a writer, poet and dedicated yogi.
Writing: Sarah's essays have appeared in the New York Times, LATimes, Poets and Writers Magazine, Tin House, Interview Magazine, Slice, San Francisco Chronicle, Writer’s Digest, Yoga Journal and other outlets, and she was selected as one of eight emerging women poets by Oprah Magazine. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Always Moving (Bowery Books, 2011) and several nonfiction books, including Om Schooled (Addriya Press, 2012), Essential Yoga (Fair Winds Press, 2013). She worked as editor/co-author on Wanderlust: Find Your True North (Rodale, 2015). She has worked with Girls Write Now mentoring teen girl writers, Gotham Writers Workshop offering student support and coordinating events, and found family at the Bowery Poetry Club. She has been a visiting writer at UCLA, The New School, University of Central Florida and other institutions. She currently works at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Yoga: In addition to writing, Sarah is a youth yoga teacher and an advocate for meditation, yoga and creativity. She is working to support the first Master of Arts in Yoga Studies in North America at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she also teaches within the Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change curriculum and is on the faculty teaching undergrads. She previously taught yoga in NYC public schools for years, and out of that founded OM Schooled Teacher Trainings, training others to teach yoga to youth. Sarah has completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training, is a practitioner of Vipassana meditation and has studied and practiced in the Zen tradition.
Sarah is a graduate of New York University’s English and Creative Writing programs, holds an MFA in Creative Writing through Lesley University and studied at the New School.
She divides her time between Los Angeles and New York City.