Sarah Howe


Sarah Howe (m. 2001) read English at Christ's and was writer and web designer for the Darkness Visible webpages celebrating the 400th anniversary of Milton's birth.  She is currently a Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard University, and is the founding editor of Prac Crit, an online journal of poetry and criticism.  In 2015, she was awarded The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award for her first collection of poems, Loop of Jade (published by Chatto & Windus), and in 2016 she was awarded the T S Eliot Prize.  Loop of Jade has also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.  Andrew Holgate, litereary editor at The Sunday Times, described Loop of Jade as 'a work of astonishing originality, depth and scope.  Her luminous poetry explores her dual heritage and different eras of Chinese culture, juxtaposing these with her own personal experiences.  She is a writer always conscious of language; these are poems that are sensuous, subtle, and full of immediacy and resonance.'