Sarah Joyce Bryant is a creative writing MFA candidate with a focus on creative nonfiction and an MA in English candidate. In 2009, her poem “Remnants of a Hurricane” won The Southeast Review Spring Writing Regimen Contest and she was awarded the Department of English and Theatre Graduate Award in creative nonfiction for her first memoir piece about her experience with domestic violence. In 2010, she was awarded the Department of English and Theatre Graduate Award and the Madonna Marsden Writing Award for Best Writing Graduate Level English for her memoir piece about a day with her special needs son. Her essay “The Ink Poisoning of a Cancerous Silence” and her poem “Bifurcate” were recently published in the literary arts journal Sanctuary. She has served as the Creative Nonfiction Editor and is currently serving as the Assistant Creative Nonfiction Editor of the literary arts journal Jelly Bucket. She spends much of her time working as a freelance editor, reading, and writing her first memoir.