Chyana Marie Sage

I am nothing more and nothing less than a woman who dives into all aspects of life, ebbing and flowing with the painful, the beautiful, the gut-wrenching, and heart-aching moments that find us. 

There is beauty and lessons in all of it, and I welcome it with open arms. 

My personal essay “Soar” won first place in the Edna Staebler Essay Contest and is available in issue 160 of The New Quarterly. As an Indigenous woman and descendant of residential school survivors, writing about and overcoming intergenerational trauma is the motif of my life. Elements of intergenerational trauma, depression, and anxiety are all at play in my poems, short stories, and soon to be memoir. Stay tuned.

I am currently living in New York City, working on my MFA at Columbia University, graduating in 2023.

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