Sarah Sweeney of the Harvard Gazette has been awarded a $5,000 prize from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. The foundation annually honors poets under the age of 40 whose work celebrates the human spirit.
Sweeney, who edits the Gazette’s books page, “Harvard Bound,” is a native of Greensboro, N.C. She received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. Several of her poems are forthcoming in Tar River Poetry, Waccamaw, Quarterly West, The Pinch, The Collagist, and Minnetonka Review.