Sarah Hesketh


The Emma Press Anthology of Poems About Age


I’m very excited to be working with The Emma Press to edit one of their upcoming themed anthologies, a collection of poems on the subject of ageing. They’re a fantastic new small press that has already published some great poetry this year in their anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse, as well as some lovely anthologies […]

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Kim Scott Walwyn Award 2014


I was delighted this year to be shortlisted alongside a group of very talented women for the Kim Scott Walwyn Award. The prize, which celebrates the professional achievements and promise of women who have worked in publishing in the UK for up to seven years, was awarded  this year in May at the Free Word Centre […]

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‘The Hard Words’ on DIAMetric


Mark Butler, the Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling has used my poem ‘The Hard Words’ as a jumping off point for a very interesting blog post on the ethics of working with people with dementia to create poetry. I was very lucky to be a part of an artists’ […]

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Bloomsound: A Celebration of James Joyces’ Ulysses


For the past year I’ve been a part of a group of students at the Poetry School who have been engaged on their own literary odyssey through Joyce’s Ulysses. Exploding, reinterpreting and re-piecing Bloomsday, ‘Bloomsound’ is the result of our reading and writing, a wild celebration of forms, sounds and voices that riffs on and ravages […]

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