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15 Nov17

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collection –
“The Fire Station”
Telltale Press;
literary criticism – “Mary Barnard, American Imagist ”
SUNY Press



Sarah Barnsley was born in 1974 and grew up in the Midlands. She was joint runner-up in the Poetry School/Pighog Pamphlet Competition (2014) and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (2010) and for an Eric Gregory Award (2004). Her magazine credits include Envoi, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter’s House, Magma, Mslexia, Obsessed with Pipework, Orbis, The Rialto, The Stinging Fly and Under the Radar. Sarah’s pamphlet, The Fire Station, was published in September 2015 by Telltale Press.
Sarah is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she also directs distance-learning provision in English. She has published essays on American modernist poetry; a book of literary criticism, Mary Barnard, American Imagist, was published in 2013 by SUNY Press. Current projects include an edition of Mary Barnard’s Complete Poems, a literary biography of May Swenson and a co-edited poetry anthology with Telltale Press, due out in 2018. Sarah lives in Hove.