Sarah Dowling is the author of three poetry collections, Entering Sappho, DOWN, and Security Posture, which received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Sarah teaches comparative literature and critical theory at the University of Toronto.
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What are you working on?
Unfortunately, I’m not working on any poetry right now! I just published my book Entering Sappho last fall, and any time I finish a big poetry project it always takes me a long time to figure out a new one. I am working on a book of literary criticism, though, which is about lying down—I am interested in all the different novels, poems, plays, and so on where there is a person lying on the ground at an important moment. I tend to tack back and forth between poetry and literary criticism.