Sierra Golden received her MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Winner of the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize, Golden's work appears in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Permafrost, and Ploughshares. She has also been awarded residencies by Hedgebrook, the Island Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Although she calls Washington State home, Golden has spent many summers in Alaska, working as a commercial fisherman. She was a 2015-2016 Made at Hugo House Fellow and now works in communications at Casa Latina, a nonprofit organization advancing the power and well-being of Latino immigrants.
Bear Star Press selected her collection, The Slow Art, as winner of the 2018 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize.
Seven Kitchens Press selected her chapbook, Aristotle's Lantern, as winner of the 2016 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize.