Sarah Hesketh holds an MA in creative writing from UEA. Her first full collection of poetry, Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf (Penned in the Margins), was highly commended in the Forward Prize 2010. In 2013 she was poet in residence with Age Concern, working with elderly people with dementia, and in 2014 she published The Hard Word Box (Penned in the Margins), a collection of poems and interviews inspired by this experience. In 2015, she was commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to produce Grains of Light, a sequence of poems based around the story of Holocaust survivor Eve Kugler. She has 10 years of experience working as a creative writing tutor and in literature development. She currently works for Modern Poetry in Translation magazine and is working on a PhD on making poetry from oral history.