Adventures in poetry
Cover artwork: Sophie Herxheimer
Limited Edition print run of 100
Date: 28th January 2021
Extent: 120 pp
One Hundred Lockdown Sonnets by Jacqueline Saphra is a poetic journal that chronicles the personal and political upheavals and tragedies of the Coronavirus pandemic, this sequence of sonnets charts the dislocated, frightening and at times uplifting experience of one hundred days of lockdown. Written as a daily sonnet throughout the first lockdown, from 23rd March 2020, Saphra's candid and revealing sequence is a unique record of strange and unparalleled days.
The one hundred poems gathered here are published by Nine Arches Press for the first time in a very limited edition of just 100 hardback books to mark their 100th publication.
The limited edition will be sold in aid of the Trussell Trust, with all profits from sales going towards the charity that supports a nationwide network of food banks and provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaigns for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
Jacqueline Saphra is a poet, playwright and tutor based in London. All My Mad Mothers was shortlisted for the 2017 T.S. Eliot prize and was followed by Dad, Remember You are Dead in 2019, both from Nine Arches Press. A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller (2017) and Veritas: Poems after Artemisia (2020) are both published by Hercules Editions.