Sarah Carson was born in Flint, Michigan where she was a frequent contributor to the Flint Journal's Wide Awake Club and once an honorary ringmaster at the Shrine Circus.
After college, she spent 10 years working with literary organizations in Chicago including the Poetry Foundation and Switchback Books.
In 2017, she moved back to the Flint area for a few years, before eventually landing in East Lansing, Michigan, where she now lives with her daughter and two dogs.
She is the author of the poetry collection Buick City and the forthcoming How to Baptize a Child in Flint, Michigan. Her work has appeared most recently in the Cincinnati Review, Juked, the Missouri Review and Copper Nickel.
This is a conversation with Sarah Carson about her book of poems, How to Baptize a Child, in Flint, MI. Carson's poems are a jarring portrayal of life in a declining, once mighty, and still proud American rustbelt town, Flint, …