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Sarah Jefferis’ poetry collection “What Enters the Mouth” bravely speaks from and for the #Me Too Movement


A skillful writer, Jefferis has gifted us a beautiful collection crafted with intelligence, wit, and transcendent home.

Ansel Elkins, author of “Blue Yodel” and winner of the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition, praises “What Enters the Mouth,” writing that “These are fearless poems—a reckoning of the violences of girlhood rendered with grit and clarity.

What Enters the Mouth” is a brave collection that wrestles with loss and pain, and strides beautifully into a power and wildness of womanhood that refuses to be contained.” And Jose A. Rodriguez, author of “House Built on Ashes: A Memoir,” and “The Shallow End of Sleep,” has written: “Here is a poetry of hunger and the strength to bear it, of love and the courage to live it, of wisdom and the vigilance to question it. Brave is too small a word. A skillful writer, Jefferis has gifted us a beautiful collection crafted with intelligence, wit, and transcendent home.”

Sarah Jefferis is an author, editor, and mentor. Through her consultant business, Write. Now., Sarah serves as a 1:1 writing coach for graduate students working on dissertations and for writers who need assistance with brainstorming, revision, editing, organization, query letters and the like. She designs and leads generative workshops on the creative process and the necessity of vulnerability, as well as subject-specific writing workshops that empower mothers and children to honor their artistic spirit and develop confident voices. She offers poetry readings on surviving trauma, and on trusting the writing process as a tool to speak out and effect change.

Sarah holds an MA in Creative Writing and Literature from Hollins University, an MFA in Poetry from Cornell University and a PhD in Creative Writing from SUNY Binghamton. Forgetting the Salt, her first book of poetry, was published by Foothills Press in 2008. She won the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Prize for her poem “Motherhood.” Her poems and nonfiction have appeared in Rhino, The Mississippi Review, The American Literary Review, Stone Canoe, Icon, The Hollins Critic, The Patterson Review, The Healing Muse and other journals. Her essay entitled “Blood and Chocolate” appears in the anthology Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014. She has been both a poetry and fiction fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers in California and held residencies in poetry and creative nonfiction at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in New York, and at The Studios at Mass MOCA. You can learn more at

Jefferis’ “What Enters the Mouth” was part of the literary celebration that took place during the 2018 Miami Book Fair International. Interested readers may find a copy of the book through Amazon.
What Enters the Mouth
Written by: Sarah Jefferis
Published by: Standing Stone Books
Publication date: January 25, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4951-9958-5
Paperback price: $16.66

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 What Enters the Mouth
 Me Too Movement
 Sarah Jefferis
 2018 Miami Book Fair

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