'Poem a day' West Midlands poet Win Saha dies aged 94
The West Midlands poet Win Saha, who was featured in an interview on Write Out Loud last year, has died at the age of 94. Win, a prolific writer and stalwart of the local poetry scene, wrote a poem every day, and her deadpan humour and witty poetry often had audiences in stitches. She was born in Altrincham in 1923 and worked as a journalist for the Birmingham Gazette and Evening Dispatch during the war, eventually going on to write a women’s column.
She later lived in Wolverhampton and was a regular performer at the City Voices poetry night. She produced many pamphlets of her poetry over the years, and sold them for charity. Offa’s Press also released a CD and pamphlet of her most popular work, called Win’s Top 30. She was a real character, a true inspiration, and will be greatly missed by her many poetry friends. Win is survived by her husband Ranjan and daughter Sue.
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