Breaking Poems

is creating poetry inspired by the news.

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I am Sara Cress, a writer based in Houston, Texas. In 2018 I quit a full-time communications job to pursue my poetry and other writing projects. I am known for Breaking Poems, a five-year-old project that responds to the news with poetry. A former journalist, I am now a bystander and often feel like adding my voice to stories that make me feel helpless. You can view my work at 

While that project continues, I am now working on other work to submit to journals and contests. I have become accustomed to providing my work online for free, but that means that I cannot submit those poems to most journals. So I have to rethink how I approach my creative output, hold more work back, and try to build the writing career of my dreams.

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