Sarah Estes is a regular contributor to Scientific American. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, New Scientist, Christian Science Monitor, Agni, Cimarron, Field, New Orleans Review, Southern Review and elsewhere. Her chapbook Hive Bone is available from Finishing Line Press. Drawn to both social sciences and the arts, she obtained an MFA from the University of Virginia as a Hoynes Fellow, and a master's in religion and culture from Harvard. Her poetry manuscript was first runner up for the Cider Press Review Editor's Prize and has been shortlisted for the Crab Orchard Poetry Series, Dorset Prize, Four Way Books Intro Prize, Levine Prize, Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series. Sarah taught poetry and composition at U.Va. and James Madison University and has received conference grants from Bread Loaf and the Institute for Humane Studies. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and a very active collie/spaniel mix.