Log In

Sarah Elisabeth Freeman Edit Profile

poet , literature and language educator

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.


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.


  • Other Work

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


Married Anthony Howard Swofford (divorced ).

Leslie Gordon

Susan Tax Freeman

Anthony Howard Swofford