Sara Kearns

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Industry Arts
Occupation writer, teacher, wannabe revolutionary
Location United States
Introduction recently defended her thesis in creative writing, will receive her MFA soon, and is starting to look for a publisher for her first full length collection, Swim to Me. She was the editor of the former literary and art journal, Siren, which will hopefully be revived by the fall of 2014.
Interests poetry, poetry, poetry, music, film, dance, dancing, photography, reading, travel, my piano, water, learning, my cats, art, fun, subverting the status quo, trees, human behavior, good cheap wine, good food that didn't come from anything that ever had eyes that could have looked into mine.
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Schindler's List, Magnolia, Do the Right Thing, To Kill a Mockingbird, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Truth or Dare, Raise the Red Lantern, Silence of the Lambs, Cider House Rules, American Beauty, Double Indemnity, Red (from Krzysztof Kieślowski's trilogy), Reds, Salaam Bombay, 12 Angry Men, Pulp Fiction, Jaws, Crimes of the Heart, Blue Velvet, All the President's Men, The Deep End, Half Nelson, Miller's Crossing, The Crying Game, Homicide, Manhattan, Swimming to Cambodia, The Mission, Milk, Michael Clayton, Little Children.
Favorite Music R.E.M., Wilco, 10000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos, Sinead O'Connor, Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, The Replacements, The Smiths, Madonna, Alanis, Marvin Gaye, Aretha, Suzanne Vega, Neko Case, Rolling Stones, Gil Scott Heron, Tom Waits, Simon&Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, U2, Motown, Van Morrison, Al Green, Billie Holiday, Coltraine, Beethoven & Brahms
Favorite Books The War by Marguerite Duras, Olds' The Gold Cell, Sexton's Complete, Plath's Ariel, Clifton's Book of Light, Roethke's Collected, This Clumsy Living by Bob Hicok, To Kill a Mockingbird, Drown by Junot Diaz, Diaz's Oscar Wao, Isolato by Larissa Szporluk, And her soul out of nothing by Olena Kalytiak Davis, Vita Nuova by Louise Gluck, Atwood's Surfacing, The Master and Margarita, Kozol's Savage Inequalities, The Sweet Hereafter, O'Hara's Meditations in an Emergency, Elliot Aronson's The Social Animal, The Little Prince, The Giving Tree.