Poet and Traveler

Sarah Wetzel

I am a poet, traveler, PhD student with three books on the shelves.



Check out a few poems. Buy a book!


Just released from Terrapin Books: The Davids Inside David

Read “Breaching the Surface“ here. This is a poem that I wrote during a period of great transition, from Tel Aviv to New York, from one life to another. You can find more poems from The Davids Inside David that you can read online on the Poems page. Let me know what you think.

Read a review of The Davids Inside David here.

Read another review here.

Think about buying a book, print or digital, from Terrapin Books, Amazon, or Barnes&Noble.

Or ask your local bookseller to order you one!

Things I’m looking forward to right now…

This poem, “Bridge Called Water,” by Diana Marie Delgado. I also can’t WAIT for her new book Tracing the Horse, which I’ve already pre-ordered from Amazon.

A whole poetry anthology of kisses assembled by Diane Lockward, poet and publisher. Can there ever be enough? A Constellation of Kisses is available in print and in digital format at Amazon.

I’ll be reading at the William Carlos Willians Center in Rutherford, NJ on November 6 (Wednesday) at 7PM. There’s a great lineup and the place is fantastic!

The poem on the right, “Points of Reference,” was recently published in Tishman Review. It’s a wonderful literary journal and I highly recommend putting it on your regular reading list.

Re-reading Elizabeth Geoghegan’s short story collection Eightball and Michael Carroll’s collection Stella Maris: And Other Key West Stories. They’re that good.

The fourth book from the marvelous writer Stephen Page, The Salty River Bleeds, which is a juicy tale in verse that draws us into the teeming world of a large Argentinian ranch. Check it out through the link above!

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River Electric With Light and Bathsheba Transatlantic

I am so proud of my first two books.

Read a review of Bathsheba Transatlantic from Cafe Review.

Read why Bustle considered River Electric With Light one of the thirteen books to read that year.

I hope you check them out.