Sarah Wimbush shortlisted for Michael Marks Award

27 November 2020 - 09:43am

Sarah Wimbush shortlisted for Michael Marks Award

27 November 2020 - 09:43am

We are delighted to share that Bloodlines by Sarah Wimbush has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2020. 

In what was a record year for entries, Bloodlines was one of five pamphlets to make the shortlist.

The judges commented:

"Linguistically and formally inventive, Sarah Wimbush’s Bloodlines evokes the world of Gypsies and Travellers, a vital and intensively lived world at once harsh and earthy, exuberant and exotic. A plethora of voices punctuates the sequence as the reader is invited to connect imaginatively with customs, traditions and communities known at first hand by their chronicler and creator. This is an exciting debut pamphlet thrumming with humanity and with the mystery and joy of being alive."

The full shortlist can be viewed on the Michael Marks Awards website

The winner will be announced in an online ceremony on Monday 14 December from 7:30pm. You can register to attend for FREE here