Who is Sophie Sparham?



Sophie Sparham is a poet and writer from Derby. She has written commissions for BBC Radio 4, The V&A and The People’s History Museum. She co-hosts the night Word Wise which won best spoken word night at the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Her latest collection ‘The Man Who Ate 50,000 Weetabix’ came out in April via Verve Poetry Press.
Sophie’s work has been published in OrbisUnder the Radar and The Morning Star. Her poem Sunrise Over Aldi won third place in the 2020 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition.

Sophie facilitates creative writing workshops for schools and vulnerable adults. She has worked with QUAD Derby, Leicester City Football Club Community Trust, Women’s Work, Padley Centre, Nottingham Poetry Festival and various schools, both Primary and Secondary.


Sophie has worked at various media companies; including interning at Kerrang Radio! and The Prison Radio Association. She currently works on a freelance basis for Overtone Productions, creating and pitching ideas for BBC Radio.


New York, IBS Radio Awards 2015: Gold for Most Innovative Program, Silver for Most Creative Programme

Special Mention at Charles Parker Prize 2014 for ‘This is not a Novelty’ documentary, resulting in airplay on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Best Radio Student of 2014, Birmingham City University


Twitter: @SophieSparham