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. Strike, her book of poems with documentary photographs marking the 50th anniversary of the 1984 Miners' Strike, was published by Stairwell Books in 2024.
Author photo: True North Photography
Books by Sarah Wimbush