Here I Am

Two-page spread from book with text covered in navy and sky blue tempera paint stick. The words, "Here I am a heart that endured" remain.

Sarah Carson, a green-eyed white woman with shoulder-length brown hair in a heather gray t-shirt

Sarah Carson is the author of several poetry collectionsincluding How to Baptize a Child in Flint, Michigan (2022), winner of the 2021 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award from Persea Books. She is currently at work on a memoir about single motherhood, work and the rules that govern the universe. You can read more of her work at