Sarah L Dixon is based in Linthwaite, Huddersfield and tours as The Quiet Compere. She has been published in The Interpreter’s House, The Lake, Obsessed With Pipework, Domestic Cherry and on a beer-mat and in Half Moon OWF Press anthology in 2016 among others. Her most recent published poems are in Troubadourand The Curlew. Her pamphlet, The sky is cracked will be released by Half Moon Press in November 2017.
Sarah’s inspiration comes from many places, including pubs and music, being by and in water and adventures with her seven-year-old, Frank.
She is still attempting to write better poetry than Frank did aged 4!
Frank’s line, aged 4, was “Is your heart in a cage so it doesn’t fly away?”
These are beautifully crafted poems which will speak to everyone. Telling the story of the loss of love – and a return to life – The Sky is Cracked is as beautiful as it is sad, as delicate as it is plainspoken. Sarah Dixon’s poetry holds the reader close, and then offers up its rich layers of meaning. Like good whisky, I could taste this short collection long after I’d read it – and I wanted more.
This is poetry that ‘shimmies along the dado rai’ to speak memorably of ‘the grumble of gravel under trainers’. Rich in imagery and with a wealth of truths, we’d be poorer without these poems.
Sarah Dixon writes so knowingly and with unerring lightness of touch. She knows about breaking and aching and treads nimbly between mythic, modern, and the sweet specificity of the mundane. She knows too of resilience and fragility and conjures with honesty and humour the strangeness and intensity of loss, and the wonder of finding. Best of all is when she touches upon longing, and so lightly, but oh my has it been touched – as we have – unforgettably