Sarah Webb's Poetry

My poetry collection, Black, from Virtual Artists Collective was published in 2013.  It can be ordered through this website (best for me—Paypal) or at independent bookstores (the vacpoetry.org site can direct you to these), Powell's, or Amazon.

It is in stock in Austin, TX at BookWoman and Malvern Books. In Oklahoma City it is carried by Full Circle Bookstore.

The best for me is if you will order from this website or buy at a reading.

The poems in Black come in large or small ways from the peoples of all the major religions and shamanism. Poems call on the traditions of every continent as well as from ancients living before times in memory. I made up modern myths too and told stories from science and everyday life.

My aim in all of it was to find the root beneath the hints and stories. What is it that we all share, that we sense beneath the surface?


Monday, December 26, 2011

Writing and Teaching


Poetry and Essay Publications

Zen Bow, Zen Gong, Maria Kannon Zen Journal, Oregon Zen Priory Newsletter, Just This, Westview, Oklahoma English Journal, Oklahoma Poets (anthology), Individual Artists of Oklahoma (anthologies), Sky (music CD), The Enigmatist, Sugar Creek, Ramblin’ With Woody, di-verse-city, Texas Poetry Calendar, Blue Rock Review, Apalachee Quarterly, Passager, Fishtrap Annual, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Brevities, Blue Hole, Sugar Mule

Academic (Writing and Presentations)
International Conference on the Fantastic and the Arts, Centering I, Association for Humanistic Psychology, TexTESOL, Oklahoma Reading Association, Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English, Southwest Educational Research Association, National Reading Conference, Conference on College Composition and Communication, SW/TX Popular Culture

Instructional Materials: Harcourt Brace literature guides, State of Oregon Career Education Transferable Model, David Douglas School District AV materials, Educational Systems Corporation computerized instruction

Drawings and Photography
Just This, Zen Gong, Crosstimbers, The Enigmatist

Workshops and classes
Writing for self exploration, poetry writing (middle school, college, young Native American writers), nature writing, travel writing (through expeditions on the Comanche Trail and the Kiowa migration route from Montana to Oklahoma), writing as spiritual practice, literature of the fantastic, fantasy world making, creative process, humanities for the Kiowa tribe

the gamut of college classes (composition, remedial and advanced composition, literature, Spanish, history of the English language, English as a second language, advanced grammar, literary magazine production, English teaching methods, writing lab supervision, supervision of student teachers) 

Biography and Submissions

Sarah Webb

Retired from teaching English at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Sarah Webb co-edits the online Zen arts magazine Just This.  She recently ended twelve years of editing poetry and fiction for USAO's multidisciplinary journal Crosstimbers.

Her poetry and essays have appeared in a number of Zen publications, and her poetry is published regionally and nationally.  Some of her latest poetry can be found in Blue Rock Review and The EnigmatistHer poetry collection Black, which will be published this summer by Virtual Artists Collective, explores the sacred in different cultures.

Sarah is a member of the poetry chorale and performance group Quartet, with Carol Hamilton, Dena Madole, and Carl Sennhenn.  In addition to the usual readings her poetry has been performed chorally with Quartet, set to music for concerts (by Stephen Webber) and CD (by Sky), and danced (Kaleidoscope Dancers).  She is presently experimenting with combining visual images and writing.  One of her drawings appears on the cover of the current The Enigmatist.

The best moments in Sarah’s teaching were writing expeditions with students to travel the Comanche Trail and the migration route of the Kiowa down to Oklahoma and her teaching in the Kiowa Clemente humanities course.

Sarah was raised in Texas and has returned to live there after years in the Northwest and Oklahoma. She lives on the shore of a lake in the Hill Country with her rambunctious hound dog, Rex.  She is writing an illustrated account of her travels across the West in her VW bus.

contact bluebirdsw@earthlink.net for

            readings from Black and Sarah's other writing
           
            workshops or classes
                        Writing for Self Exploration, Poetry, Writing as Spiritual Practice,
                        Writing on the Road        
        
            submission to Just This
                         Buddhist writing and art