I have written a new collection of poems (Boys), which you can read more about below.
It is due for release at the end of May, published by Burning Eye Books.
In June and July, I am doing a little tour of gigs to celebrate its release where, if you like, you can come along and listen to me read from the book, and maybe even buy a copy!
Here is a list of shows, with maybe a few more to be added in the next few weeks:
– Saturday 11th June, LONDON
Platform 1, The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton St, London WC2H 9BX
-Sunday 12th June, BRISTOL (Details TBA)
– Monday 13th June, WINCHESTER
Loose Muse, The Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
– Tuesday 14th June, BOURNMOUTH
Poetry On The Spot, Chaplin’s and Cellar Bar, 529 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, BOURNEMOUTH BH1 4AG
– Sunday 19th June, CAMBRIDGE
The Bardic Trials, Cambridge, Details TBA
– Wednesday 13th July, LONDON
Loose Muse, The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton St, London WC2H 9BX
– Friday 15th July, LARMER TREE FESTIVAL
Lostwood Stage, 9pm
‘BOYS is a short collection of poetry which divides into two sections. In the first, Sally explores own childhood with poems full of the boisterous warmth of growing up with noisy boys, and the bereavement which inevitably haunts this part of the book. In the second section Sally explores the relationships (romantic, sexual, social) that young women navigate in adulthood.
Boys is a collection that wrestles with heartbreak, grief, sexual exploration, casual relationships and day to day observations. It is a journey through encounters, good, bad, loving, violent, life-affirming and challenging, with boys (and men). Boys is a tender, raw, celebratory and unflinching collection of poems with a socio-political undercurrent from a poet who is staking a claim to be an important and distinctive poetic-voice of her generation.’ -(blurb)
‘I always think I don’t know anything about poetry, until I read something that rocks me like ‘Boys’ did.
I know these feelings, I know these people, and I’m so grateful poets were put on this earth to say these things for us.
Brave, beautiful, vulnerable and funny, all the things I love about the people I love.
The way her rhythm moves, especially in She Glows, makes me want to burst into song.
It’s really important that you read this.’ -(Nuala Honan)