Sarah Wimbush

Sarah Wimbush is a Yorkshire poet. Her first collection, Shelling Peas with My Grandmother in the Gorgiolands, was published with Bloodaxe in 2022. She has published two prize-winning pamphlets: The Last Dinosaur in Doncaster (Smith | Doorstop, 2021), and Bloodlines (Seren, 2020) which shortlisted in the Michael Marks Awards. Her poems have recently appeared in Acumen, Poetry Wales, Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review and in the celebratory Plath anthology, After Sylvia, (Nine Arches Press, 2022). A fan of poetry-film, her collaborative piece, The Pencil Sharpener, shortlisted in the 2021 Ó Bhéal Poetry-film Competition. Sarah's poetry focuses on family, identity, and heritage, including marginalised communities such as Gypsies and Travellers, coal-mining villages, and the miners' strike 1984/5. She is a recipient of a Northern Writers' Award and an Authors' Foundation Grant from the Society of Authors.