Sophie Herxheimer

Sophie Herxheimer is an artist and poet. Her work has been shown at her local allotments, Tate Modern and on a giant mural along the sea-front at Margate. She’s held many residencies in the UK and internationally. Projects include a hand printed 300 metre tablecloth for the Thames Festival, a life-size concrete poem in the shape of Mrs Beeton to stand next to her grave, and a pie on the lawn of an old people’s home big enough for seven drama students to jump out of, singing.

She has illustrated six fairy tale and mythology collections, most recently The Mighty Goddess, written by Sally Pomme Clayton for The History Press, due out in March 2023. Her collection Velkom to Inklandt (Short Books, 2017) was Poetry Book of the Month in the Observer, and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her book 60 Lovers to Make and Do, (Henningham Family Press, 2019) was a TLS Book of the Year. Her artists’ books are in The Bodleian Library and many public collections. She has an ongoing project where she listens and draws stories live with members of the public. Her latest collection is INDEX (zimZalla, 2021), a box of 78 collage poems, made from found text, published in a box as a deck of prophetic cards. 

Books in order of publication:

Wonder Tales: Six French Stories of Enchantment – 1994

Hurricane Butter – 2012

The Listening Forest – 2015

Voyage – 2016

Velkom to Inklandt: Poems in my Grandmother’s Inklisch – 2017

Sixty Lovers to Make and Do – 2019

Your Candle Accompanies The Sun: My Homage to Emily Dickinson – 2022

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