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Sarah Elisabeth Freeman

Sarah Elisabeth Freeman, American poet, literature and language educator. Recipient Artist Residency, Caldera, 2002, 2003; grantee Artist Grant, Iowa Arts Council, 2001.


  • Freeman, Sarah Elisabeth was born on May 21, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Leslie Gordon and Susan Tax Freeman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1993. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa Writers' Workshop, Iowa City, 2000.


    • Finance coordinator, program assistant Alliance of Artists' Communities, Portland, Oregon, 1997—1998. Instructor, poetry writing University Iowa, Iowa City, 1998—2000. Secondary school teacher, humanities, Spanish, writing Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, 2000—2001.

      Instructor, creative writing Cedar Rapids Recreation Department, Cedar Rapids, 2001. Teacher English and Spanish Central Catholic High School, Portland, Oregon, 2001—2003. Teacher English La Salle High School, Milwaukie, since 2003.

      Language consultant/adult education Language Company, Portland, Oregon, 1997—1998, Foreign Exchange, Inc., Portland, Oregon, 1997—1998. Item writer ACT, Iowa City, 2001. Admissions panelist Caldera Residency Program, Portland, Oregon, 2002—2003.

      Submissions reader Tin House Magazine, Portland, Oregon, 2002—2003.


    • Co-editor: Loophole Magazine, 2005. Contributor poems to magazines and journals.


    • Married Anthony Howard Swofford (divorced ).
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    Born May 21, 1971
    (age 46)
    • 1993
      Reed College
    • 2001
      secondary school teacher
      Spanish, Ontario, Canada
    • 1997 - 1998
      Finance coordinator, Alliance of Artists' Communities
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1997 - 1998
      program assistant, Alliance of Artists' Communities
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1998
      Iowa City, Iowa, United States
    • 2001 - 2003
      teacher, English and Spanish Central Catholic High School
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 2001
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
    • 2003
      teacher, English La Salle High School
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