New Pamphlet Launch!!!

COVER HIGH RES JPEGLampshades & Glass Rivers (Loughborough University’s Lamplight Press)

Lampshades and Glass Rivers is Sarah’s winning sequence from the 2015 Overton Poetry Prize.

From the book cover:

Lampshades & Glass Rivers follows a young woman’s love, marriage and attempts to conceive. Ada’s experiences are set against the background of her grandmother’s fleeing from Poland during the war. That suffering is always present, although unvoiced, along with her grandmother’s strength and endurance.

“A ‘red-throated song’ full of rooms containing relationships and rhythms that both comfort and disrupt the reader, as a family gathering might, one where tales are told in muted light, alternately sombre and heroic. These are tales of new life, old life and the edge of life – a heart-full and tender collection.”
Sarah Kelly

“A carefully controlled sequence full of a woman’s half-told stories. There are fragile surfaces of glass and skin, but there is also an energy which finds anagrams and half-rhymes to play with. Twenty moments of experience and memory, rich in striking imagery.”
Kerry Featherstone

WINNER of the 2015 Overton Poetry Prize

The pamphlet will be launched at Loughborough University, Evernden Studio on Tuesday, March 15 from 7pm -8.30pm. Free entry.

Lampshades Launch

Other News

The Fibonnacci Shell: published in the fib review;
Hospital Glass published in Salopeot;
Holidaying and Beautiful accepted for PN Review;

Hearth reviewed in Under the Radar – “…achieves considerable breadth and grace…The two poets manage that rare thing, looking back to childhood with feeling but not sentimentality…the echoing topics (including fires, pianos, pins and buttons, music, and, most importantly to the English, tea) fit snugly as good dove-tail joints…an ideal gift…” Deborah Tyler-Bennett, Under the Radar, issue 16

A new Editorial Services/Workshops page on my website for anyone looking for feedback on their poems or poetry workshops.