Sarah Manguso

Sarah Manguso is a poet and memoirist. Her books include Two Kinds of Decay and The Guardians: An Elegy. She currently teaches creative writing in the graduate program at Columbia Univserity. She lives in Brooklyn. 

I don’t know how I stay alive. What I do know is that there is a light, far above us, that goes out when we die,

 

and that in Hell there is a gray tulip that grows without any sun. It reminds me of everything I failed at,

 

and I water it carefully. It is all I have to remind me of you.

 

— Sarah Manguso, Siste Viator


ARTICLES FEATURING SARAH

Our Diaries, Ourselves

Moving fluidly between the trivial and profound, Julavits shows what a diary can do. It’s a vivid counterpoint to Manguso’s serious disavowal of the form....


Portrait of a Friendship

WHAT CAN A WRITER DO? In 2008, Sarah Manguso's friend Harris jumped in front of a train pulling in to a ...


The Ghost of Books: Past, Present, and Future


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