Sarah Wimbush wins PBS & Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Prize

Sarah Wimbush
Sarah Wimbush

CONGRATULATIONS to Poetry Society Member Sarah Wimbush, this year’s winner of the PBS & Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Prize for Bloodlines.

Sarah said

“This particular group of poems is something I’ve been working on for years; each poem drawn from fragments of my own heritage, so it’s incredibly rewarding to have them judged as ‘good enough’ by Amy Wack, and thrilling to have them sent out into the world by Seren who have published some of my favourite poets.”

Sarah was recently awarded a Northern Writers’ Award. She is a previous winner of the Mslexia Poetry Competition and won second prize in the last Ledbury Poetry Competition.

Amy Wack, Poetry Editor, Seren Books

“These poems are full of lively slang, near riotous episodes of family drama and a keen sense of the precarious nature of Travellers’ lives. I fell in love with the gusto, the sheer gritty texture of these poems, with their harsh monosyllables and ruthless wit… Bravo!”

Congratulations to the other highly commended entries including Poetry Society Members Rachel Bower, Sarah Mnatzaganian, Heidi Beck as well as Rosamund Taylor and Nicola Bray.

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17 March 2020