Sarah Key was born in Oklahoma, then somehow found her way to Harlem, where she raised two children. She loves to write poetry on her subway commute to Hostos Community College. Her students there in the South Bronx are her favorite teachers. In addition to her poetry, she has written a series of cookbooks called The Hollywood Hotplates (Abbeville Press) as well as essays for the Huffington Post; her poems have appeared in publications such as Poet Lore, Minerva Rising, Poetry Center San Jose, Tulane Review, Tuesday; An Art Project, and CALYX. She has poems in Nasty Women Poets, The Stars, and other anthologies.