Sheila Wild

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Gender FEMALE
Location United Kingdom
Introduction Born in Somerset in 1950, Sheila now lives in the South Pennines. She spent over 35 years working for women’s equality, first for the EOC, where she was Director of Employment Policy, and then for the EHRC. She is now a writer, poet, and occasional equality consultant. Sheila chairs the Elmet Trust, which promotes the life and work of Ted Hughes, and the Book Committee at Manchester’s historic Portico Library, where, in partnership with Carcanet, she has introduced a programme of poetry events. Sheila's poems have been published in a number of journals, including The North, The Rialto, Orbis, and MsLexia. Her work has been widely anthologised and she has won several awards, including first (2012) and second (2014) prizes in the Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year competition, and runner-up in the Wigtown Poetry Competition (2013). Most recently she was the runner-up in the British Haiku Award 2014.