Miss Sarah Cave

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Sarah Cave is a funded PhD student at Royal Holloway writing a practice-based thesis which focusses on the intersection between poetry and prayer in contemporary experimental writing and avant-garde poetry. She holds a first-class BA in English with Creative Writing from Falmouth University and a distinction for her Creative Writing MA at Royal Holloway. Her research interests include monastic poets, glossolalia, religious vocation, 20th century avant-garde poetics, Christian post-humanism, queer theology, Gnosticism, negative theology, Marian mediation and occult poetics.  

Sarah is currently working toward her third collection of poetry. She has previously published three pamphlets and two collections of poetry; Cast on Ice (Smallminded Press), Impossible Songs (Flashback Analogue), like fragile clay (Guillemot Press), An Arbitrary Line (Broken Sleep Books) and Perseverance Valley (Knives, Forks and Spoons). Her verse essay, ‘The Autophagy of Mary’, will appear in her forthcoming co-authored Shearsman book A Confusion of Marys.

Sarah’s poetry, prose and criticism has appeared in various magazines and journals including, Poetry London, Shearsman, Oxford Poetry, Datableed and The Clearing. Her poem ‘Untitled (Unwanted)’ was commended by the Verve Poetry Festival Competition. In 2017, Sarah was poet-in-residence at the Charles Causley house in Launceston. In 2017, 2018 & 2019, she was poet-in-residence at the Hillfort School, Liskeard sponsored by the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival. Sarah also co-curates Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival’s Guillemot day.

Sarah is an editor of Guillemot Press, which won the Michael Marks award for ‘Best Publisher’ in 2018 and has published multiple UK-based and international authors, including Rosmarie Waldrop, Robert Lax, Amy McCauley, Rowan Evans, Astra Papachristodolou, David Miller and Keith Waldrop, with special attention to quality of publication i.e. papers, design and support for writer-illustrator collaboration.QA

 

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