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Sarah Corbett

  • Andrea Badenoch Award, 2019
Sarah Corbett

Sarah Corbett is a writer and creative writing tutor living in West Yorkshire, where she is currently working on her first novel, Go, Said the Bird. She has published five collections of poetry, The Red Wardrobe (1998), The Witch Bag (2002) and Other Beasts, all with Seren books; the verse-novel And She Was (Pavilion Poetry/Liverpool University Press, 2015), and most recently, A Perfect Mirror (Pavilion Poetry, 2018).

Sarah won an Eric Gregory Award for poetry in 1998, and her poetry has been shortlisted for and highly commended by The Forward Prizes, and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize. She has received a number of Arts Council Writers’ awards for her work, and for projects with other writers and artists, most recently for ‘Dorothy’s Colour’, a collaboration with the visual artist Zoe Benbow responding to the Grasmere Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, in partnership with The Wordsworth Trust and Lancaster University. Sarah grew up in North Wales and was educated at the universities of Leeds, East Anglia and Manchester, where she completed her PhD in Critical and Creative Writing. Sarah works as a freelance tutor and mentor, and teaches creative writing for Lancaster University.

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