Annaka Saari

Writer, Editor, Teacher and Administrator

Annaka Saari

Writer, Editor, Teacher, and Administrator


Annaka Saari is a writer, teacher, editor, and administrator from Michigan. She received her BA from The University of Michigan in 2020 and her MFA from Boston University in 2021. She has taught Creative Writing for both undergraduate and high school students, and has facilitated writing workshops for incarcerated men and adults who identify as victims of  sexual or domestic violence. She currently serves as the administrator for Boston University’s Creative Writing Program, the managing editor for Solstice Literary Magazine, a headline contributor for Reductress, and a poetry reader for The Los Angeles Review.

Selected Writings

Poem Plume (forthcoming)
Poem Pangyrus (forthcoming)
Essay Image (forthcoming)
Poem The Maine Review
Essay Cleveland Review of Books

The Southern Review

Poem MQR Mixtape
Poem Volume
Poem Pleiades

PoemPeninsula Arts Magazine

Essay 68to05

Poetry and Interview Poetry Wales
Medical ArticleAnnals of Surgery

Poetry Ghost City Review
“The Morning After”
“You of Little Faith”
Image #121
“List Poem in Which There Is at Least One Lie”
The Maine Review Issue 10.1
“Bad Boys and Birdsong: Heroes of Detroit”
Cleveland Review of Books
“Poem Beginning and Ending with a Fur-Bearing Trout”
The Southern Review Spring 2024
MQR Mixtape Issue 13
“Scheherazade, Tired”
Volume Vol. 4, Issue 1
“During an argument my sister says at least I’m not fat
Pleiades 43.2 Finalist for the Prufer Poetry Prize
“Beach, Lake Michigan”
Peninsula Arts Magazine Issue No. 1
“1975: Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan”Hanif Abdurraqib’s 68to05 project

“Learning to Be Flexible” and accompanying interview Poetry Wales’ “How to Write a Poem” series
“Patient Preferences in Cases of Inter-System Medical Error Discovery” (with Alexis Antunez, Jacquelyn Miller, and Lesly Dosset)
Annals of Surgery Volume 273 - Issue 3 - pages 516-522
“Applications Welcome” Ghost City Review June 2018 Issue