About Sarah Sadie

In her daily life, Sarah lives in Madison, Wisconsin and serves as one of two current Poets Laureate for the City. Until very recently she co-edited the poetry magazine Verse Wisconsin (www.versewisconsin.org) with her co-laureate Wendy Vardaman, and the two still engage in activities around the intersection of the arts and community. With a BA in Religion and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, she has published two chapbooks (Quiver, Red Dragonfly Press, 2009; Given These Magics, Finishing Line Press, 2010) and one full-length collection of poetry (Somewhere Piano, Mayapple Press 2012). The mother of two, she attends First Unitarian Society and volunteers at church, at school, and in her community. She teaches writing online at the Loft and in person at the University of Iowa in the summer. Her spirituality is mostly expressed and practiced through her pen.

The Thirteen Vanic Virtues

Freya, by Igor Alexis Osorio Solis

The Vanir have their own set of virtues… [Read more...]

Art, Agriculture, and Ancestors

Too Much Pig, artist: Brian Sobaski

Each year in October we move as pilgrims through the rural landscape, stopping at each station to read, consider, pause, interact, take pictures, try the food. [Read more...]

Joy at the Breakfast Table


Maybe this is the best we can do for each other, ever: to keep a little space clear in all our relations to allow family, friends, colleagues, to be and become themselves. [Read more...]

When Storymaking Fails: Towards a Non-Narrative Theology

Waylands smithy

I distrust any religion that hands its followers too many answers. Answers close down the conversation, they take us from the journey to the idea of arrival, of finish line. [Read more...]

Storymaking, Artmaking, and the Work of the Soul

Photo by Heather Atkinson, published by permission

Maybe it’s a lifework to piece together the soul from the scraps and bits. [Read more...]

Storytime: Spiritual Geography as Story

Map with Dragons (courtesy of Shutterstock.com)

First we draw the map. Sometimes the map is a story. [Read more...]

Dancing and Dowsing: Moving Into Polytheism


I went to a dance class for the first time in years a few days ago. [Read more...]