Jacqueline Saphra

Jacqueline is a poet, playwright and teacher. The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye 2011) was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women (The Emma Press 2014) won the Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. Recent collections are All My Mad Mothers, shortlisted for the 2017 T.S. Eliot prize and Dad, Remember You are Dead (2019), both from Nine Arches Press. Her fifth collection Velvel’s Violin also from Nine Arches Press will be out in July 2023.

A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller (2017) and Veritas: Poems after Artemisia (2020) were published by Hercules Editions. Her latest play, The Noises, was nominated for a Standing Ovation Award and her most recent collection, One Hundred Lockdown Sonnets, was published by Nine Arches Press in 2021. She is a founder member of Poets for the Planet and teaches and mentors for The Poetry School.