Sally Andersom Boström, Ph.D. is a poet, culture writer, and language enthusiast. Her debut poetry collection Harvest was published by Kelsay Books (USA) in the fall of 2021. Recent poetry and essays have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Humana Obscura, Blood Moon Poetry, and an anthology with Gunpowder Press. You can see more under Publications. She has a degree in Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and in 2007, was nominated for the California Youth Poet Laureate Award. Her poetry has been translated into Czech and Swedish.
Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Sally has spent the last 15 years living in Czechia and Sweden. In June 2022, she defended her doctoral dissertation in American Literature at Uppsala University. A synopsis of her thesis can be read here. Since finishing her PhD, Sally has been actively engaged with the creative writing community: becoming a member of the Swedish Writers' Union, helping coordinate Stockholm’s International Poetry Festival, leading poetry workshops for mothers, and attending the Prague Summer Program for writers. In the spring of 2023, she was at a writer's residency in Swedish Lappland, where she finished her second collection of poetry, currently in review at various presses.
As of Autumn 2023, Sally is living in Liberec, Czechia, where she is working on a novel and her third collection of poetry.
She works as an English teacher, translator, and poetry workshop facilitator. If you are interested in learning more about her English lessons, poetry workshops, or getting feedback on your writing, please get in touch!