Sara "Ezsi" Waters

Waters, Sarah Eszi
PhD Candidate, Graduate Instructor

BA in English with Honors, Indiana University, Bloomington

MFA in Creative Writing, Indiana University, Bloomington 

PhD in English/Creative Writing, University of Missouri (expected 2029)

Research and Teaching

Areas of Study:

  • Creative Writing
  • Ecopoetics

Pronouns: they/them

Sara “Eszi” Waters is a poet, essayist, and parent at The University of Missouri working towards their PhD in English/Creative Writing. Eszi’s work has been published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cathexis Northwest Press, Shelia-Na-Gig, and elsewhere. Their essays have been longlisted for a C&R Press Publication Prize, and their poems were longlisted for the Palette Poetry Love & Eros Prize. Their work explores connection to place, deep ecology, trauma and lineage, absurdity and estrangement. They are particularly interested in hybrid genre writing.