Jacqueline Saphra’s The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye, 2011) was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women (The Emma Press, 2014) won the Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller was published by Hercules Editions in 2017. In the same year All My Mad Mothers (Nine Arches Press) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize. Jacqueline's most recent play, The Noises, was produced at The Old Red Lion Theatre in 2019 and was a finalist in the Standing Ovation Awards. Her latest books are Dad, Remember You Are Dead (Nine Arches Press) and Veritas: Poems After Artemisia (Hercules Editions). Her next collection, One Hundred Lockdown Sonnets, will be out from Nine Arches Press in January 2020. Jacqueline teaches and mentors at The Poetry School.
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