The simple lull of blue mountains intoxicates as readily as sea surf tickling shore in Virginia. SENK savors this lull in a vale, where art such as photography, poetry, and pottery bring passion to each day. Explore these little delights, letting your heart harbor hope amidst the asperity that inadvertently exudes from life.
These pages proffer a pinpoint perspective on written and visual art created by Sarah Elizabeth Nichols Kohrs. SENK holds a BA cum laude with a double major in Archaeology and Classical Languages from The College of Wooster in Ohio and a Virginia state teaching licensure endorsed in Latin and Visual Arts for pre-K through 12th grade. In addition to being a writer and artist, Sarah homeschools her three sons, manages The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, directs The Corhaven Graveyard (which received a 2016 Preservation Virginia award and a 2017 Shenandoah County Historical Society award), volunteers for Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association (NSVMGA), serves on the boards of Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts (VECCA) and Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls, as well as volunteers for other community non-profit groups.
Along with her bagpiping, geology-loving husband, whom she met on the volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea, and her three sons, Sarah lives in a renovated farmhouse (with an array of solar panels, rain barrels, compost bins, and a raised bed garden) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.