about the poet
Sara Hirsch is a London grown poet and spoken word educator. She is a former UK Slam Champion, third ranked in the World Slam Championships 2014, winner of the European Poetry Slam in Madrid 2016 and a 2017 BBC Slam Finalist . Sara has performed at Glastonbury, is a TEDx speaker, has featured on the BBC and has toured extensively both in the UK & Internationally. As one half of 'Team Trending', the runners up in the National Anti-Slam Final 2016, Sara is proud to have nearly been officially both the best and worst poet in the UK.
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Sara graduated with distinction with a Master's in Creative Writing & Education from Goldsmiths University in 2017. She worked as a poet in residence at a London secondary school for two years and regularly runs workshops in schools and communities around the world. For more information click here.
Sara has two full length collections published with Burning Eye Books. Her debut collection 'Still Falling' was published in 2016 and was described as 'annoyingly good' by Harry Baker. Her second collection 'Louder Than Words' was published with their imprint BX3 in 2017 and was endorsed by Michael Rosen. For more information or to order a copy click here.
After a 3 year stint running Genesis Slam, one of the leading 3 round slams in the UK, Sara is setting her sights further afield. She is currently splitting her time between hemispheres and has just taken on the role of Education Director at 'Motif Poetry' in New Zealand. In the coming months she will also be appearing at numerous literary festivals across the UK, will be leading workshops in China and Scotland and NZ and will be attempting to gradually dismantle the patriarchy, one poem at a time.