“Cave of Brahman”, featured on Amethyst Review

“Bodhicitta”, featured on Amethyst Review

“Dear Raspberry,” featured on gratefulness.org

We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor, September 2019

Tupelo Press 30/30 Project , May 2019

“Dear Reed Canyon” published in Kosmos Quarterly, Spring 2019

“Labyrinth”, “Sculpting Light”, and “Fata Morgana” published in Midnight Oil, Volume 2, Winter 2019

“Fleur De Lis” published in NILVX: A Book of Magic, Volume 2, Issue 2 (2019)

“Dear Raspberry” published in In Plein Air (2017)

“Sakura” published in In Plein Air (2017)

“The First Law of Thermodynamics” poem published in Porter Gulch Review (2017)

“False Positive” poem published in Poet’s Market 2015

“More Like Music” poem published in She Holds the Face of the World: 10 Years of VoiceCatcher (2015)

“How to Pray” published in Rattle #41 single parents issue, Fall 2013 // live online with audio in Rattle, March 2014

“Sadness is Boring” published in Virginia Quarterly Review, July 2013

What’s Wrong With” live online with audio in Rattle, June 2013

Dear Luna,” published in Stirring: A Literary Collection, May 2013

What’s Wrong With” published in Rattle #38 Winter 2012 issue

Dear Scar,” poem published in the May 2012 issue of Hip Mama

“Dear Fritz Guest House,” poem published in 2013 Poet’s Market

“Where Besson Street and Chevron Don’t Meet” published in Black Lamb, April 2007

“Exfoliation” published in Black Lamb, November 2006

Six Poems published in Oregon Literary Review, Summer/Fall 2006

Four Poems published in La Petite Zine


“Family is the Story We Tell” featured on Certain Age Magazine

“The Blue Music of Forgiveness” featured on gratefulness.org

“On Choosing Gratitude” featured on gratefulness.org

“Listen to Your Mother” featured on gratefulness.org, May 2019

“And Then There Were None” featured on The Manifest-Station, December 2016

“Why I Turned Down The New York Times” essay published in The Truth of Memoir, December 2014

“Writing as a Way of Life” featured on Writing Our Way Home

Becoming Fierce on the Page” featured at She Writes

“The Word is The Way,” an essay appearing in HOW TO ACHIEVE A HEAVEN ON EARTH, an anthology edited by John E. Wade II, featuring thought leaders such as Barack Obama, Al Gore, Tony Blair and Thomas L. Friedman, January 2010.

Living Below The RadarNews Sip, December 2009

Inhale. Exhale. Ash.” published in Black Lamb, November 2006

“First Person Plural” published in Oregon Literary Review, Winter/Spring 2007


“No Choice At All” short story published in The Night, and the Rain, and the River, May 2014

“It’s Complicated” story won Eleventh Place in the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition, February 2015, and will be published in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection.


2 Keys to Unlock Your Momentum
Guest post with Jane Friedman

What it Means to be Fierce on the Page
A conversation with Jane Friedman

Writing Rituals and the Creative Process, an inverview in Willamette Writers

“10 ways to prevent admin tasks from draining your creative energy” Dropbox blog post

“The Inspiring Power of Freewriting” published in Writer’s Digest, January 2017

Map Your Writing Time” published in Writer’s Digest, February 2017 issue
Finding precious minutes and hours to write doesn’t have to mean losing sleep. These tips will help you plan a route for reaching your destination happier and faster.

A Little Manual on Fear and Creativity” published on Wild Culture, April 2015

“Make More Time for Your Writing” published in Writer’s Digest, April 2013

“How to Increase Your Odds of Publication” in Poet’s Market 2013 (Plus, my name is on the cover!)

“Repurposing Writing for Platform and Profit” in Writer’s Market 2013

Oregonian News Network Interview with Cornelius Swart, October 17, 2012

Customize Your Self-Editing Approach” published in September 2012 issue ofWriter’s Digest

10 Steps to Productivity Bliss” published in the Summer 2012 Writer’s Digest Yearbook: Novel Writing.

“Accomplish Your Writing Goals: Make a Schedule and Meet Your Deadlines” featured on writersdigest.com

“10 Ways to Harness Fear and Fuel Your Writing” featured on writersdigest.com

“Making the Most of the Money You Earn” by Sage Cohen in Writer’s Market 2012

“Why Poets Need Platforms — And How to Create One” by Sage Cohen in Poet’s Market 2012

“Grow Your Writing Life” and “Claiming Your North Star” by Sage Cohen in The Writer’s Guide to Creativity from Writer’s Digest Yearbook

“10 Ways to Harness Fear and Fuel Your Writing” by Sage Cohen in the September 2011 issue of Writer’s Digest

“The Poetry of Parenthood” article by Jillian Starr features Sage Cohen in the October 2010 issue of Portland Family.

“10 Ways to be a Productivity Pro” by Sage Cohen in “The Big 10” issue of Writer’s Digest — September 2010.

“Top 10 Productivity Pitfalls Writers Should Avoid” featured on writersdigest.com

Sage Cohen is featured in “Experiencing Motherhood Through Poetry,” by Julie Bloss Kelsey, Washington Parent, May 2010

“Shifting Our Lens from Poverty to Prosperity,” by Sage Cohen in Read Write Poem, March 29, 2010

“The Art of Revision,” Read Write Poem, February 10, 2010.

‘Tis the Season to Write Poetry, Author Online Magazine, December 15, 2009

“Poetry trained me for the mosh pit of motherhood”: An Interview with Sage Cohen
A conversation with Daniel Nester in the Pine Hills Review

“Write Fierce” podcast with WriterAccess
Byron White of WriterAccess takes a deep dive with me into fierce accountability, productivity, and results.

Sage Cohen on Fierce
Drew Myron’s fabulous 3 Good Books features my 3 favorite “Fierce Field Guides”

“Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be” Pathways Radio interview and podcast 
Pathways Radio’s Paul O’Brien interviews me about the fierce (writing) life.

Being “Fierce on the Page” — a book review
Quiet Writing

The Book Diner interview
A conversation with Sharon Zink of The Book Diner

15 Productivity Tips for Nonfiction Writers
Productivity round-up on Write Nonfiction Now! features smart strategies from Sage Cohen + three other authors as part of the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge.

Honor Your Lineage
Terri Connellan’s Quiet Writing blog features an excerpt from Fierce on the Page.

Poetry First Lines
A blogger sharing coding strategies takes inspiration from a chapter in Writing the Life Poetic and auto-generates a poem composed entirely of first lines.

Live Events

“Story Fluidity” conversation + prompts with Dawn Montefusco + Write With Me. An invitation to approach familiar stories from new directions, to find new truths along the way.

Naming Myself”  live storytelling performance with Portland Story Theater

“Finding My Gold” live staged reading at the Listen to Your Mother performance


“Living the Real Writing Life” by Laura Cococcia, Thrive Global, November 2018

“Harness Your Ambition” by Gigi Rosenberg, Professional Artist, October/November 2017

“Tools & Talismans” by Liz Kalloch featuring Sage Cohen tools & talismans and insights

Write Because it Matters Telesummit video dialogue with Dawn Montefusco. Everything you need to know to write, publish, and market a book—and keep writing.

Interview with Leigh Anne Kranz on KBOO’s Bread and Roses Show, December 6, 2013

Interviewed in “Get Organized” featured at WOW! Women on Writing

Interview with Fiona Robin at Writing Our Way Home

“We Who Are about To Breed: Sage Cohen” — an interview about motherhood and the writing life, with We Who Are About To Die

Writer’s Digest Author Q&A“Sage Cohen, author of Writing the Life Poetic and The Productive Writer, waxes poetic about the writing life and finding your own unique place in the world.”

Tune in to a two-hour workshop and conversation about Writing the Life Poetic with Sage Cohen and Nyla Alisia on “The Inkwell” show on blogtalkradio, March 2, 2010

Awards & Recognition

“Cloud Bed” essay was a Finalist in the 45th New Millenium Nonfiction Awards (6/18)

“Negative Space” essay won Honorable Mention in the 44th New Millennium Writing Awards (1/18)

“It’s Complicated” story won Eleventh Place in the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition, February 2015, and was published in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection.

11/11: Finalist in the 2011 Wabash Poetry Prize, judged by Louise Gluck

11/11: Finalist in the Santa Fe Writers Project Poetry Contest

11/11: Semifinalist in the Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Competition

Featured on the cover of WRITER’S MARKET 2012

Featured on the cover of POET’S MARKET 2012

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2008

Won first prize in the 2006 Ghost Road Press Poetry Contest in 2006

Awarded a Soapstone residency in 2006

Awarded a full fellowship to attend the Creative Writing Program at New York University