Sarah Wimbush

Sarah Wimbush comes from Doncaster and currently lives in Leeds. Her poems are rooted in Yorkshire with tales of childhood, colliery villages, and Gypsies and Travellers, and they have appeared in a variety of magazines. A winner of both the Mslexia Poetry Competition (2016) and the Mslexia/PBS Poetry Pamphlet Competition (2019), she received a New North Poet Award with the Poetry School/New Writing North in 2019. She belongs to York Stanza, run by Carole Bromley.

Sarah's debut pamphlet Bloodlines is available now. Her next pamphlet, The Last Dinosaur in Doncaster, won the 2020 Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition and will be available February 2021.


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Author Events

Monday 14th December, 19:30 to 21:00

As one of the poets shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards 2020, Sarah Wimbush will be reading from her debut pamphlet Bloodlines as part of the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets online awards ceremony on Monday 14 December.  Four Awards will be made, for Publisher, Poet, Illustrator and Poetry in a Celtic Language. The shortlisted poets will each read from their pamphlets, and the publishers will talk about their work this year. To attend, book your FREE place on the British Library website. The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets are presented in partnership with the Michael...