Rising Stars

Sarah Howe

  • 22
  • Oct




Image of Sarah Howe distracted by something off cameraHayley Madden

At this event, poet Sarah Howe presents selections from her acclaimed debut collection, which explores the duality of her Anglo-Chinese heritage and sees the poet travel back to Hong Kong in search of her roots. Written with a deft and exhilarating command of language, the poems in Loop of Jade build into a profound meditation on hybridity, intermarriage and love, migration and inheritance.

Loop of Jade won the 2015 TS Eliot Prize: the first ever debut collection to be awarded one of British poetry’s most prestigious prizes. AS Byatt called it ‘one of the very best books of poems I have read for a long time — complicated and moving and very accomplished.’ Sarah’s pamphlet, A Certain Chinese Encyclopaedia, was published in 2009, and she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2010. She will be introduced by fellow poet John McAuliffe.