Sarah Barber was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She received an MFA from the University of Virginia and a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is author of Country House (Pleiades Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry; and The Kissing Party (The National Poetry Review Press, 2010). Since 2010, she has taught at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She lives in upstate New York.