Sarah (Sarah Leavesley) is an award-winning poet, fiction writer and journalist. An Overton Poetry Prize winner in 2015, she is author of four poetry collections, three poetry pamphlets, a touring poetry-play and two novellas.
Sarah has been published by the Financial Times and The Guardian, on Worcestershire buses and in the Blackpool Illuminations. Her poetry has featured on the BBC, in poetry films and on radio.
An occasional climber, Sarah loves swimming, cycling, walking and being outdoors, as well as reading, writing and film. She is main editor at V. Press poetry and flash fiction imprint and reviews for Riggwelter. Sarah also runs micro-reviews, author interviews and a photo-poetry/flash journal LitWorld2 on her own website.
Her books include: Always Another Twist (Mantle Lane Press, 2018), novella; How to Grow Matches (Against The Grain Press, 2018), poetry pamphlet, shortlisted in International Rubery Book Awards 2018; Kaleidoscope (Mantle Lane Press, 2017), novella;
Lampshades & Glass Rivers (Loughborough: Lamplight Press, 2016), poetry pamphlet, winner of the Overton Poetry Prize 2015;
plenty-fish (Nine Arches Press, 2015), poetry collection, shortlisted in International Rubery Book Awards 2016;
The Magnetic Diaries (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2015), poetry collection, highly commended in Forward Prizes, poetry-play version toured by Reaction Theatre Makers and a 'Highly Recommended Show’ at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016;
Hearth, with Angela Topping (Mother's Milk Books, 2015), Poetry Book Society Autumn Pamphlet; Be[yond] (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2013); Into the Yell (Circaidy Gregory Press, 2010), third prize in International Rubery Book Awards 2011.