Sarah Herrin (they/them) is a queer non-binary poet based in Boulder, Colorado. They studied Sequential Art and Creative Writing at the Savannah College of Art & Design, and in Southern France.
In 2020, they moved from Seattle to Colorado and while they don't love being land-locked, they are learning to appreciate the mountains. Sarah Herrin writes about survival, healing, grief, and resilience. As a survivor of sexual assault & PTSD, they find strength in sharing their story, and poetry is one way of taking their power back.
They are a gemologist, cat-parent, runner, and Bowie-lover. A self-professed workshop junkie, they regularly attend writing sessions with Community Building Artworks, Hugo House, Lighthouse Writers, The Poetry Lab, and A Very Important Meeting.
Herrin is founder, graphic designer, and editor at Beyond The Veil Press, which focuses on mental health awareness. They have published three chapbooks: The Oceanography of Her (Papeachu Press); One Thousand Good Answers (Sunday Mornings At The River);and Anti/Muse (Beyond The Veil Press).
In the wreckage of new trauma, and with a determination to heal, Herrin revisits the primal experience of abandonment and betrayal to rewrite their own self-love story.
In their growth-inspired reimagining of previous works, Sarah Herrin reveals that there’s magic in the space between. In One Thousand Good Answers, Herrin’s call and response to herself weaves between past and future, heartbreak and healing, trauma and recovery. This collection is deeply relatable and profoundly inspiring. Providing the original works next to the blackout poetry version, Herrin takes us on a visual journey of letting go. And the result is an empowering sense of self-efficacy and becoming.
"Herrin reminds us that as long as we are centered in our growth, we can heal; we can love; we can find our answers." - AJ Wojtalik
After enduring a brutal break-up, Herrin decided to write a love poem to everyone else instead. This digital zine contains 13 carefully curated poems. It is a fire ritual of reminiscing and releasing that allows indulgence and invites peace.
Established in March 2021 by two SCAD grads, Beyond The Veil Press focuses on mental health awareness through poetry & art. Sarah Herrin, AJ Wojtalik, Tyler Hurula, and Kris Kaila make up the (femmes and thems) volunteer team.
They publish anthologies and solo author chapbooks, and donate 10% of proceeds from anthologies to mental health charities.