Dr Sarah Corbett

Lecturer

Profile

Sarah Corbett lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, she grew up in North Wales and studied at the Univeristies of Leeds, East Anglia and Manchester, where she completed her PhD in Critical and Creative Writing in 2013. She has published five collections of poetry, most recently A Perfect Mirror (Pavilion Poetry/Liverpool University Press, 2018), the verse-novel, And She Was, (Pavilion Poetry, Liverpool University Press, 2015) and with Seren Books:The Red Wardrobe(1998),The Witch Bag (2002) and Other Beasts (2008). The Red Wardrobe won an Eric Gregory Award in 1997 and was shortlisted for the T.S Eliot and Forward prizes. A selection of her translations of the Dutch poet Mustafa Stitou can be found in Uit Het Hoofd/By Heart (Five Leaves Press, 2006). Sarah regularly collaborates on projects with other artists, writers and filmmakers; her collaboraiton with the visual artist Zoe Benbow, 'Dorothy's Colour', an exhibiiton of poems and paintings drawing on the Grasmere Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth and supported by Arts Council England, Lancaster University and The Wordsworth Trust, toured in the UK in 2017/18, and an adaptation of her short story 'Deer, Woman, Child' was recently filmed by filmmaker Gabrielle Russell (Senior Lecturer in Directing at the Northern Film School). From 2013 - 18 Sarah ran and hosted the 'poetrynites@thebookcase' monthly reading series in Hebden Bridge. She has just completed her first novel, Go, Said the Bird, and is working on a series of poems about staes of transition in the female body. Her chapter on 'Sylvia Plath in Bronte Country' will be published in a new critical book on Plath, Sylvia Plath in Context, by Cambridge Univeristy Press, in September 20i9.

Poetry Collection
Corbett, S. 28/04/2018 Liverpool : Pavilion Poetry, Liverpool University Press. 60 p. ISBN: 9781786941015.
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A Perfect Mirror
Corbett, S. 21/04/2018 Liverpool : Pavilion Poetry, Liverpool University Press. 56 p. ISBN: 9781786941015. Electronic ISBN: 9781786948618.
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At Swallow Hole
Corbett, S. 1/09/2016 Stand, 14 1 p.
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Girl on a Tightrope
Corbett, S. 1/09/2016 Stand, 14 1 p.
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Motorcycle Man
Corbett, S. 06/2016 The Manchester Review, 16 1 p.
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The Burning Bed
Corbett, S. 06/2016 The Manchester Review, 16 1 p.
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The Garden
Corbett, S. 06/2016 The Manchester Review, 16 1 p.
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Woman of the Tribe
Corbett, S. 06/2016 The Manchester Review, 16 1 p.
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At Flint Castle
Corbett, S. 5/12/2015 In: Poetry Wales. 50, 3, p. 59. 1 p.
Journal article

Nocturne in E Major
Corbett, S. 06/2015 In: The Manchester Review.
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Where Esther Went
Corbett, S. 06/2015 In: The Manchester Review.
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And she was: a verse-novel
Corbett, S. 20/04/2015 Liverpool : Pavilion Poetry, Liverpool University Press. 78 p. ISBN: 9781781381793.
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Magical uncles
Corbett, S. 1/04/2015 In: New Welsh Review. 107, p. 59. 1 p.
Journal article

Pictures of power: sonnets and variations after John Clare
Corbett, S. 1/07/2014 In: John Clare Society Journal. p. 41-47. 7 p.
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An English walk
Corbett, S. 2012 In: The Best British Poetry 2012 . Cambridge : Salt Publishing p. n/a. ISBN: 9781907773259 .
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An English walk
Corbett, S. 2012 In: Poetry Review. 102, 1, p. n/a.
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Breaking horses
Corbett, S. 2012 In: Lung jazz. Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd : Cinnamon Press p. 46-47. 2 p. ISBN: 9781907090622 .
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Cousin Edred
Corbett, S. 2012 In: Poetry Ireland Review. 106, p. 134. 1 p.
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Is there a contemporary verse novel in the UK?
Corbett, S. 2012 In: Long Poem Magazine. n/a, 7, p. 34-36. 3 p.
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Kisses
Corbett, S. 2010 In: Identity Parade. Highgreen : Bloodaxe Books p. 101. 1 p. ISBN: 9781852248390 .
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Shame
Corbett, S. 2010 In: Identity Parade. Highgreen : Bloodaxe Books p. 100. 1 p. ISBN: 9781852248390 .
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Taking the night train
Corbett, S. 2010 In: Identity Parade. Highgreen : Bloodaxe Books p. 99. 1 p. ISBN: 9781852248390 .
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The dog's kiss
Corbett, S. 2010 In: Identity Parade. Highgreen : Bloodaxe Books p. 101. 2 p. ISBN: 9781852248390 .
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Kisses
Corbett, S. 2008 In: Women's work. Bridgend : Seren p. 267. 1 p. ISBN: 9781854114303 .
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Other beasts
Corbett, S. 2008 Bridgend : Seren. 64 p. ISBN: 9781854114662 .
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The witch bag
Corbett, S. 2002 Bridgend : Seren. 64 p. ISBN: 9781854113221 .
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The red wardrobe
Corbett, S. 1998 Bridgend : Seren. 64 p. ISBN: 9781854112163 .
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