Jacqueline Saphra’s poetry has been widely published and her plays performed on stage and television. She is a screenwriting graduate of the National Film School. She was on the editorial board of Magma Poetry magazine, has been Poet in Residence for Transport for London and for Good Housekeeping Magazine. She is a founder of The Shuffle, a regular poetry reading event at The Poetry Café in Covent Garden, and of Somewhere in Particular, a site-specific poetry events organisation.
Her first pamphlet, Rock’n’Roll Mamma was published by Flarestack in 2007 and her first full collection, The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye 2007) was developed with funding from Arts Council England and nominated for The Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. A book of illustrated prose poems, If I Lay on my Back I saw Nothing but Naked Women, was published by The Emma Press in November 2014 and won the Saboteur award for Best Collaborative Work 2015.
Her next collection, All My Mad Mothers, is due from Nine Arches Press in Spring 2017.