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Sally Jenkinson

Sally Jenkinson is a poet who lives and works in the Forest of Dean, but she grew up in Doncaster (South Yorkshire), where they say poem like this: ‘poym’.

Her second short collection ‘Boys’ was published in 2016 by Burning Eye Books. Of it, poet Ian Parks said: ‘…these poems repay a close reading and attention that wouldn’t usually be expected from poems written for the stage. There’s a precision, an ear for the rhythm of language, and an idiosyncratic way of looking at and responding to the world that lifts these poems from the page and prints them indelibly on the memory of the reader.’

‘Northern love/loss/laughter poems that sound like they should be written in empty chip paper and thrown at you from the top of the night bus.’ – Tongue Fu