Sweat-borne Secrets by Sally Jenkinson
“‘Holding out a heart like a six-ounce sirloin’ comes Sally
Jenkinson with her poems of love and not-love. Here are urban adventures with gasmen and barmaids and Simon Armitage; sometimes kind, sometimes wounded but always paying attention. Sally writes with an eye to the truth, an ear to the sound of a line and always a fierce determination to tell her truth. A strong new voice, gutsy and intelligent, worth the reading.”
“Sensuous, surreal, bold and beautiful, Sally Jenkinson’s image-filled poems spill gloriously across the page. Often, a line will leap out and squeeze you by the throat. Poetry that sings from a poet whose song I’d like to hear more of.”
And here is Sally reading from the book at the awesome launch night in Bristol on 1st September.