Sarah Ernestine was raised in the southern United States but currently lives in London, England where she recently earned her MA in Publishing. She currently works for Hachette Children’s Group, one of the UK’s largest children’s book publishers. She loves finding the juncture of art and literature, writing mostly poetry and creative nonfiction. Her writing has previously been featured in Capsule Stories and Better than Starbucks Journal.
Sarah writes, " “To Those with Power” is a piece if typewriter poetry written on an antique postcard from Washington, D.C. I selected this poem for this postcard back in February, but in light of the current global circumstances, it seemed like a good choice for submission. The postcard features a dark painting of the capitol building in Washington, D.C. The back is sepia-toned with brown original text and a poem in black typography. My name, Sarah Farmer, is typed at the top of the postcard on the backside. The first lines read "I wait, locked in my youth". I purchased this postcard at an antique store in Boston, MA in July of 2019. The postcard itself does not have a date, but it is from Washington D.C. However, I typed the poem and am sending it in from my hometown, Valdosta, GA."
for the 2nd postcard, Sarah writes, " “As the Sun Fell” is a piece of creative nonfiction I wrote about a night I spent in Barcelona, Spain. I partnered this piece with this postcard because I felt the artwork mirrored the incandescent feeling I aimed to convey in the writing. The postcard itself was created by a friend of mine that creates stationary and postcards with her original digital art concepts.
The postcard is a standard 4x6 size. The front art piece contains a woman in a blue and teal gown, framed by the sun and a pair of moths. Scattered light dots the upper right-hand corner of the card. The back of the card contains a flash nonfiction piece I wrote as a snapshot piece to capture a moment spent in Barcelona, Spain. I used a typewriter to write the story, so there are several small ink-smudge marks around the edge of the card. My name, Sarah Farmer, is printed at the bottom. The artist's shop logo, Pastwinkle, is located on the bottom right under the address lines."