Sarah Tarkany was born in Charleston, SC. In 2011, she moved to Chicago to earn her MFA in Poetry at Columbia College Chicago and now teaches writing, gender studies, and poetry at Harold Washington College, Loyola University Chicago, and elsewhere in the city. In 2018, she completed the dual-Master’s Theology and WSGS program at Loyola, and her research interests include queer theologies and theopoetics, feminist/queer pedagogies, and baking the perfect pie. Her poetry can be found in Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, and |tap| lit, which nominated her for Best of the Net in 2017. She lives in Chicago with the poet Jacob Victorine and two best cats.