Sarah Howe - University of Edinburgh: Visiting Writers Series

Part of the University of Edinburgh's Visiting Writers Series.

Sarah Howe is a Chinese–British poet. Her first collection, Loop of Jade, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Sunday Times Young Writer of The Year Award. It is the first time that the T.S. Eliot Prize has been given to a debut collection.It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Andrew Holgate, literary editor of The Sunday Times, describes Loop of Jade as "a work of astonishing originality, depth and scope."

The book explores Howe's British and Chinese heritage, and in particular her mother's history as an abandoned female baby in China. Recently, Howe has been working on a sequence called ‘Two Systems’, which examines China's interaction with the West and the recent history of Hong Kong, in particular the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement.

The SPL and the University of Edinburgh are delighted to welcome Howe here for a free reading.


17 February 2017 - 6:30pm


Scottish Poetry Library



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