Are We There Yet?
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Are We There Yet?

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Before she took to poetry, Sally was a songwriter. Her pamphlet Singer was chosen by Michael Longley to be a first stage winner in the 2008 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition. She has won many prizes too for her radio work and songwriting, including two Sony Radio Awards. 


‘For all the work’s gravity, its plangent soulfulness, there is plenty of play here too, a girlishness even that feels completely winning. Here is the aching fragility of things, our world in all its gorgeous, tactile, actuality.’ – Conor O’Callaghan


‘With a keen eye and a sure touch, she has developed a wholly original slant on the quotidian. This is the world as we almost know it: risky and seductive.’ – David Harsent


‘Delightful and exuberant poems of presence and recollection. Sally Goldsmith is a poet-naturalist with a wonderful eye, but also a fine ear for the language of the living world.' — David Morley

'Sally is, first and foremost, in love with language, especially the language of real people in real places ... [T]he vocabulary and language use in these poems is wide-ranging and rich. Sally seems particularly fond of grounded, earthy, physical vocab, especially words that seem to belong in oral tradition or which have a lively, sing-song movement.' — Noel Williams, Antiphon

'When Goldsmith unites her skills of observation, musical language and image, with a hint of a more profound commentary, such as in ‘Thaw’, the work really soars. Overall, a delightful, varied and sensitive collection which demonstrates the growth in range and ability since her original pamphlet.' — Rosemary Badcoe, Orbis

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