Sally Cobau grew up in Ohio and went to Northwestern University where she started as an acting major, but eventually ended up as an English major. After living in California and Connecticut, she went back to school in Montana and earned her MFA in poetry at the University of Montana. While a student there, she worked as a poet-in-the schools for two middle schools. This led to writing residencies throughout Montana, Idaho, and South Dakota (mostly in rural areas).
After teaching community college in Lincoln, Nebraska, she moved to Dillon. Her work has appeared in The Sun, Room, LitRag, The Teachers and Writer’s Guide to William Carlos Williams, and most recently in Poems Across the Big Sky II: An Anthology of Montana Poets. She likes both confessional and language poetry.