Sarah’s second full-length poetry collection Be[yond] was published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press in July 2013. Her first full-length poetry collection Into the Yell (Circaidy Gregory Press, 2010) won third prize in the International Rubery Book Awards 2011.
Her competition successes include first prize in the Exmoor Society Poetry Competition 2010, winner in Oxford University/Radcliffe Science Library’s Parallel Universe Poetry Competition in 2013 and 2010, winner in the Jawdance Audio Poetry Competition in May 2011, second prize in the Bourne Hope Poetry Competition 2012, being shortlisted in Templar Poetry 2009 Pamphlet and Collection Competition and poems shortlisted in The Plough Prize 2009 and Ilkley Festival poetry competition 2012.
Sarah has been widely published in arts journals and anthologies including The Rialto, Magma, nthposition, the Guardian online, Orbis, Poetry News, Poetry Nottingham, The French Literary Review, under the radar, Abridged, Ink Sweat and Tears, Kumquat Poetry, Streetcake magazine, Verse Kraken, The Literary Bohemian, Tears in the Fence, Sculpted: Poetry of the North-West, A Complicated Way of Being Ignored: The Grist anthology of the best poetry of 2012 and Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam.
A regular guest poet at spoken word events and festivals, Sarah read alongside Bernard O’Donoghue at the 2013 Cheltenham Poetry Festival and was a guest poet in Cork and Limerick in July 2013, after being selected for this year’s Coventry-Cork twin city poets exchange. Twice shortlisted for Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Sarah also performed at Ledbury Poetry Festival 2013.
She also has a poem on the Polesworth Poets’ Trail in Warwickshire, has had her poetry set to music, muralled on a café wall, on Worcestershire buses and around 12,000 copies of AGFA’s annual report.
Sarah was poet in residence at Worcester Oxfam Bookshop for National Poetry Day 2009, has experience as a guest poet and poetry competition adjudicator, runs poetry, short story writing and storytelling sessions and is a professional member of NAWE: the National Association of Writers in Education (with public liability for working as a professional writer in public/educational arenas).
Extracts of the poetry, photography and artwork featured in her 2012 poetry-art exhibition aimed at bringing poetry to a wider audience can be found in the An Eyeful of Words section of this website.
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