sarah louise pieplow is is a poet, songwriter, musician, and instructor in Composition, Creative Writing, and Literature at Colorado State University. She received an undergraduate degree in music, world literature, and French at Middlebury College, and an MFA in Poetry from CSU. Sarah trained in alternative education at Eagle Rock School in Estes Park. slp also plays piano for Presbyterians.

slp's research focuses on cross-cultural translation, particularly in English-language Persian ghazals; prosody and the intersection of music and poetry; and identity and comparative/multicultural literature, including Icelandic poetry and saga and autorepresentation in Native American novels.

slp can be found vaguely under-promoting her first studio album widow s daughter, or hermette-ing with her Smith-Corona typewriter and her melancholia. A dog named Fred was her closest friend. She lives with a dog named Monk.


Refereed Chapters in Books:

Aubry D. Threlkeld and Sarah Louise Pieplow, 2018, "Method to Our Madness: Teaching and Learning Across Mental Disability, In: International Perspectives on Teaching with Disability: Overcoming Obstacles and Enriching Lives (Jeffress, Michael S.), Routledge, pp.172-187.


slp, 2017, Denver Quarterly, “[64./73.],” [72.],” “[36.],” “[37.]," “[54.]”, 64-69.

slp, 2017, Bear Review, “What we say,” 21.

slp, Winter 2016, burndistrict, “[16.]”,

slp, 2015, Gazing Grains Miniature, “Alma Ata” excerpts, Gazing Grains Press.

slp, 2015, Better: Culture & Lit, ghazals “43.”, “46.”, and “32.”, Better Magazine.

Sarah Louise Pieplow, 2014, Jacket2, , “Seeds Sown for John Taggart” (collaboration). sarah louise pieplow, 2008, Denver Syntax "Purpose."


slp, 2013, basement tapes & radio songs, self-published songs.

slp, 2011, Widow’s daughter, self-published album.