Sarah Cave

Sarah Cave


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    Personal profile

    Personal profile

    Sarah is a writer, academic, artist and editor (@Guillemot Press). Sarah has published two full-length collections – Perseverance Valley (2019) and An Arbitrary Line (2018) – and several pamphlets, artists’ books and collaborations including like fragile clay (1st ed. 2018 and 2nd ed. 2021), The Merits of Tracer Fire (2020) and A Confusion of Marys (2020). Sarah’s work has featured in various magazines, anthologies exhibitions, festivals and reading series. Sarah is completing a practice-based PhD at Royal Holloway on queer prayer and contemporary poetic practice, as well as teaching at the University of Plymouth and sharing her PhD research through The Brilliant Club.

    Research interests

    Her current research focusses on the intersections between contemporary experimental writing practices and prayer. Her research interests include but are not limited to:

    - Robert Lax
    - Derek Jarman
    - Robert Duncan
    - Syncretism
    - Post-Lapsiarian States of Be-ing.
    - Christian heresies, heterodoxies and non-conformisms
    - Queer Theory
    - Eco-Theology
    - Serious Play


    Sarah is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, leading Advanced Poetry. As Visiting Lecturer, Sarah has taught English and Creative Writing seminars and workshops at Falmouth University, Royal Holloway (UoL) and a number of festivals and community partners. Sarah designs and leads courses based on PhD research for The Brilliant Club.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Poetry, MA, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Award Date: 7 Sep 2017

    English with Creative Writing, BA, University of Falmouth

    Award Date: 8 Sep 2016

    External positions

    Associate Lecturer , University of Plymouth

    30 Sep 2021 → …

    Editor, Guillemot Press

    1 Oct 2018 → …

    Visiting Lecturer, University of Falmouth



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