Miss Sarah Cave

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Sarah Cave is 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. She was awarded a college studentship in 2018. Her research current research focusses on the intersections between contemporary poetry and prayer, which includes the potential theological and linguistical metamorphoses that might occur between Judeo-Christian theology (& other spiritual traditions), post-humanism and queer studies.

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). In January 2020, she published A Confusion of Marys (Shearsman Books) a collaboration with Rupert M. Loydell. 

Sarah’s poetry, prose and criticism has appeared in various magazines and journals including, Poetry London, Magma, Oxford Poetry, Shearsman and Tears in the Fence. Her poem ‘Untitled (Unwanted)’ was highly commended by the Verve Poetry Festival Competition. In 2017, Sarah was poet-in-residence at the Charles Causley house in Launceston. Sarah co-runs Guillemot Press, which won the Michael Marks award for ‘Best Publisher’ in 2018 and for whom she co-curates Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival's Guillemot Day. Sarah was longlisted for the Women Poet's Prize in 2020.

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