S.A. Leavesley is a poet, fiction writer, journalist, reviewer and photographer. Her poems have featured on buses, poetry trails, phone apps, screen savers, poetryfilms, a café mural, at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in the Blackpool Illuminations. Collections include: ‘Lampshade & Glass Rivers’ (Loughborough University, 2016), Overton Poetry Prize winner 2015; ‘plenty-fish’ (Nine Arches Press, 2015), shortlisted in International Rubery Book Award 2016. Her Forward Prize highly commended collection ‘The Magnetic Diaries’ is a touring poetry play and she has her first novella ‘Kaleidoscope’ out in 2017. She also runs V. Press poetry and flash fiction imprint. Website: www.sarah-james.co.uk.
The serious stuff out of the way, Sarah also loves things involving movement: swimming, cycling, boxercise, dance, climbing, walking… But films, philosophy and reading feature high on her time-priority list too, as do learning and the buzz of a new challenge. She also loves water and wine, shadows and light, music and silence.