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Sophie Sparham

Sophie Sparham is a poet and writer from Derby. They have written commissions for BBC Radio 4, The V&A and The People’s History Museum. They host the night Word Wise which won best spoken word night at the 2019 Saboteur Awards. 

Their latest collection ‘The Man Who Ate 50,000 Weetabix’ came out in April 2021 via Verve Poetry Press.

 Sophie’s work has been published in Orbis, Under the Radar and The Morning Star. 

Their poem Sunrise Over Aldi won third place in the 2020 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition. 

Sophie has been longlisted and shortlisted for the Outspoken Award for page poetry. They won the 2024 Nature and Sustainability short story competition run by Leicester Literary Festival. Sophie is a co-director of Derby Poetry Festival.