Sarah Mnatzaganian is an award winning Anglo-Armenian poet.  Her debut pamphlet, Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter, won ‘Best Poetry Pamphlet’ in the 2022 Saboteur Awards.

Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter can now be ordered from any UK bookshop. Copies are also available from the publisher here or from Topping & Company Ely. If you would like to order a signed copy, please email for further details.

‘A poet with keen senses, warm feelings and a natural lyric gift, Sarah luminously awakens the colours, textures and aromas that have characterized her life. Tracing with care and affection the threads that bind her to her Armenian heritage, she conjures up delicate but richly evocative images of childhood, motherhood and family, always alive to the subtle meanings of food, clothes and custom, as distant worlds and people are recollected with wisdom, grace and insight. Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter is a debut collection of great charm and wide appeal that should find many grateful readers.’   – Topping & Company Ely

Sarah’s poems have been published in PN Review, The Rialto, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland Review, The North, Magma, Pennine Platform, London Grip, Atrium, The Frogmore Papers, Under the Radar, 14 Magazine, Finished Creatures, Ink Sweat And Tears, The Journal, Fenland Poetry Journal, Fenland Reed, The Lighthouse and numerous anthologies. In 2021 she was awarded first prize in the Spelt Poetry Competition and in 2020 was a winner in the Poetry Society winter member’s competition.

If you would like to receive updates on future publications and readings, or if you’d like to book Sarah for a reading, please contact her via email.

‘Full of colour and rich, sensory detail, these are warm and often moving poems, utterly unlike anyone else’s.  Such a pleasure.’ 

Peter Sansom

Sarah Mnatzaganian - Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter