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Sarah Gerkensmeyer
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (860) 297-2036 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street
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Trinity College faculty member since 2020 View office hours for Spring 2021
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Degrees:
M.F.A., Cornell Univ. (2005)
B.A., DePauw Univ. (2001)

Sarah Gerkensmeyer’s story collection, What You Are Now Enjoying, was selected by Stewart O’Nan as winner of the 2012 Autumn House Press Fiction Prize, longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, chosen as winner of Late Night Library’s Debut-litzer Prize, and honored with an Indiana Authors Award.  Sarah’s stories and poetry have appeared in American Short Fiction, Guernica, The New Guard, The Massachusetts Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, B O D Y, Hobart, and Cream City Review, among others.  Her story “Ramona” was featured in a Huffington Post piece on flash fiction and also selected by Lily Hoang for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology.  Sarah received her MFA from Cornell University and has taught creative writing at SUNY Fredonia and DePauw University.  She enjoys teaching various approaches to “Writing the Unknown,” including fabulist fiction, fairy tale, and employing creative research methods.