Sarah Hesketh is a writer and editor. She is the author of the poetry collections Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf (Penned in the Margins, 2009) and The Hard Word Box (Penned in the Margins, 2014), and the editor of The Emma Press Anthology of Age (2015). She has been an Artist in Residence with Age Concern and The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. She has served as co-Artistic Director of Winchester Poetry Festival and on the Poetry and Spoken Word Committee of the Society of Authors. She currently lives in London and works as Managing Editor for Modern Poetry in Translation.
I’ll mainly be reading from a new work in progress called N+Motherhood. This is a series of poetic texts that uses classic poetic, particularly avant-garde techniques as a way of interrogating and exploring the experience of motherhood. My previous collections of work are published by Penned in the Margins. (www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk)
Website Address: www.sarahhesketh.com
‘Sarah Hesketh fields lines which are beautiful and brittle … and crystal-sharp visions of lives defined by a mixture of desperation and hope, frailty and strength.’
Hesketh is determined to fuse word and thing into an integrated experience… A voice that is distinctive, smart and reaching for a mode of expression both disciplined and elliptical.
Graham High, Tears in the Fence