Sarah Mangold is the author of Giraffes of Devotion (Kore Press, 2016), Electrical Theories of Femininity (Black Radish Books, 2015) and Household Mechanics (New Issues, 2002), selected by C.D. Wright for the New Issues Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of grants and residences from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the MacDowell Colony, and Willapa Bay AIR. She is the founder and editor of the print literary journals Scout and Bird Dog, a journal of innovative writing and art (2000-2009).

Her chapbooks include Birds I Recall (above/ground), A Copyist, an Astronomer, and a Calendar Expert, (above/ground), The Goddess Can Be Recognized By Her Step (dusie kollektiv), Cupcake Royale (above/ground), I Meant To Be Transparent (LRL e-editions), An Antenna Called the Body (LRL Textile Editions), Parlor (dusie kollektiv & above/ground), Picture Of The Basket (dusie kollektiv), Boxer Rebellion (gong), and Blood Substitutes (Potes & Poets). Poems can also be found in Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, Interim, the Chicago Review, Poetry Northwest, Aufgabe, Tarpaulin Sky, Sand, and American Letters and Commentary.

She earned her BA in English Literature from the University of Oklahoma and MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Born in Nebraska and raised in Oklahoma, she now lives in Edmonds, Washington.