Sarah Wimbush is a Leeds poet who hails from Doncaster. Her debut poetry pamphlet, Bloodlines, won the Mslexia/PBS Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2019. It was published in 2020 by Seren and shortlisted in the Michael Marks Awards. In 2020 she was a winner in The Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition with The Last Dinosaur in Doncaster, published by Smith|Doorstop in 2021. Her poems have appeared in Brittle Star, The Interpreter’s House and Stand, among others, and have been highly placed in a number of single poem competitions, including 1st prize in the Mslexia, 2nd in the Ledbury and 3rd in The Plough. She is a member of York Stanza and Doncaster Read 2 Write, and received a Northern Writers’ Award in 2019. Her first book-length collection, Shelling Peas with My Grandmother in the Gorgiolands, was published by Bloodaxe in 2022.
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Books by Sarah Wimbush