Sharon Fain is retired from City College Of San Francisco, where she taught child development and was a counselor. She began writing poetry after the age of fifty, then moved to Marin, where she served on the Marin Poetry Center Board and received a Marin Arts Council Grant. She travels frequently to West Africa, where her grandchildren live.
The author of two chapbooks (Telling the Story Another Way and Territories), Sharon was awarded the 2009 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize, the 2010 Paumanok Prize, a Pushcart nomination, and several residencies. Her work has appeared in Nimrod, Poetry East, The Literary Review, Arts & Letters, Southern Humanities Review and Best New Poets 2010.
- 2010 - Paumanok Prize
- 2009 - Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize