Monthly Archives: April 2011

An Eyeful of Words – Poetry, Art, Photography Exhibition

An Eyeful of Words exhibition will take place in the gallery at Droitwich Library, Worcestershire, UK, from Monday, July 11  to Friday, July 28, 2011.

Inspired by life, nature and local Worcestershire surroundings, this exhibition by award-winning poet and photographer Sarah James brings together poetry, art and photography to share highlights of the world we live in.

From short seasonal haiku to longer more reflective poems, An Eyeful of Words offers newcomers to poetry a visual route into the world of words, while providing long-standing poetry-readers with an added dimension to her poems.

The exhibition also celebrates the first anniversary of Sarah’s collection Into the Yell.

Visitors will also have the chance to take part in a collaborative poetry/art display.

All poems, photos and artwork here are subject to copyright and should not be copied or used without Sarah’s permission.

The Poet and Photographer

Sarah James is an award-winning journalist, fiction writer, poet and photographer living in Droitwich.

The 36-year-old had her first full-length poetry collection Into the Yell published by Circaidy Gregory Press in July 2010.

She has won or been placed in many literary competitions and widely published in literary journals and anthologies. These include Poetry News, Magma, Orbis and Poetry Nottingham.

Sarah is also the Poetry Society stanza representative for Worcester and Droitwich (under her married name Sarah Leavesley) and has been poet in residence at Worcester Oxfam Bookshop.

As a professional member of the National Association for Writers in Education, Sarah leads creative writing workshop and is currently studying herself for an MA in creative writing with Manchester Metropolitan University.

A keen photographer, Sarah was winner of the 2008 Droitwich Specsavers Opticians’ Life through a Lens photography contest (aged over 30 class).

The mother-of-two’s many other shape-shifting roles include sky-watcher, chaos-catcher, time-squeezer, quiet-seeker…and she is also a compulsive list-maker!

Her website and blog are at: and she can be contacted on 07947 583102.

This exhibition also features some canvases created for Sarah’s poetry collection Into the Yell by Droitwich artists Sam Hutchcocks and Julie Haller of Moonlit Murals ( .