Sabrina Orah Mark

Sabrina Orah Mark is the author of the poetry collections The Babies (Saturnalia Books, 2004) and Tsim Tsum (Saturnalia Books, 2009). Mark’s awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award. Her poetry and stories most recently appear in Tin House (Open Bar), American Short Fiction, jubilat, B O D Y, The Collagist, The Believer, and in the anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales. She has taught at Agnes Scott College, University of Georgia, Rutgers University, University of Iowa, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Goldwater Hospital, and throughout the New York City and Iowa Public School Systems. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband, Reginald McKnight, and their two sons.



A stepchild, I’m sorry, is a ghost. Mine is called Ugrit. To her face, her father calls her Ugrit the Holy. Holy, for short. To not her face her father calls her nothing, barely remembers her. “Where did you put Ugrit, Husband?” And Husband says, “Who?” And then he touches his beard and remembers. “I […]