Festival 2021 Saturday 27 February - Wednesday 24 March | Tickets now on sale

Jacqueline Saphra

Jacqueline Saphra's second collection, All My Mad Mothers was shortlisted for the 2017 T.S. Eliot prize and was followed by Dad, Remember You are Dead in 2019, both from Nine Arches Press. A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller (2017) and Veritas: Poems after Artemisia (2020) are both published by Hercules Editions. Jaqueline’s next book, One Hundred Lockdown Sonnets will be out from Nine Arches Press in January 2021.
Taking Liberties: Jewish Women Poets
From Bible stories to re-envisioning the work of great artists, Aviva Dautch and Jacqueline Saphra explore, with conversation and readings, what it means to be a Jewish woman poet. Previously poet-in-residence at the Jewish Museum and commissioned by Bradford Literature Festival and the British Museum, Dautch has read her work on Radio 4 and at the Southbank Centre. Saphra’s 100 Lockdown Sonnets is the latest landmark in a career that has includin...