Sarah James

Sarah James

Sarah James features in the 2015 Solstice Shorts Festival, Longest Night, and her poem At the Hotel de la Lune, is in the Shortest Day, Longest Night anthology, along side a story, Cut Short, which was read at the 2016 Solstice Shorts Festival, Shortest Day

Sarah is one of six poets featured in Vindication






Sarah is a poet, fiction writer, journalist, occasional playwright, poetryfilm maker and arts reviewer, and editor at V. Press. Author of four poetry collections, three poetry pamphlets and two novellas, she was also longlisted for the memoir prize in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2017. She enjoys artistic commissions, mentoring and working as a writer in residence.

Lampshades & Glass Rivers (Loughborough University, 2016) Winner of Overton Poetry Prize 2015
plenty-fish (Nine Arches Press, 2015) shortlisted in International Rubery Book Award 2016
The Magnetic Diaries (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2015) Highly Commended in Forward Prizes 2015
Hearth (with Angela Topping, Mother’s Milk Books, 2015) a PBS Autumn Pamphlet
Be[yond] (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2013)
Into the Yell (Circaidy Gregory Press, 2010) third prize in International Rubery Book Award 2011

Kaleidoscope – shortlisted in Gatehouse New Fiction Prize 2016/16 and forthcoming from Mantle Arts

Individual poem publications include the Financial Times, The Rialto, Magma, PN Review, The Wolf, Tears in the Fence, Shearsman magazine, Stand (forthcoming), Envoi, The Forward Book of Poetry 2016, Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (Cinnamon Press), Hwaet! (Bloodaxe) and Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe).


interview on Wombwell Rainbow