Born in Nebraska and raised in Oklahoma, Sarah Mangold earned her BA in English Literature from the University of Oklahoma and MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, with a few stops along the way.

She is the author of Her Wilderness Will Be Her Manners (forthcoming 2021, Fordham University Press), selected by Cynthia Hogue for the POL Prize, 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 was the founder and editor of Bird Dog, a print journal of innovative writing and art with a focus on longer poems and work by new women writers (2000-2009).

Mangold's 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, Conduit, Electric Lit, The Kenyon Review, Interim, La Vague, the Chicago Review, Poetry Northwest, Aufgabe, Versal, Sand, and West Branch.

She lives in Edmonds, Washington where she teaches online and works at the University of Washington as an Assistant Director for UW Summer Sessions.