Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Very Special To Do List

Today I have the pleasure of introducing a new book of poetry by Sarah Salway. The book is called You Do Not Need Another Self Help Book. A bit further below, you can hear Sarah read a poem!

Here's Sarah.  Isn't she lovely? I am very proud of her, and to be her friend.

I met her at the artists' residency, VCCA, several years ago. We drew together quickly, and spent many hours walking the paths and trails at Sweetbriar College, talking about writing and other less august matters. Our friendship outlasted the residency, and became another mutual residency, and then visits back and forth across the pond. Sarah lives in England--can you hear it in her voice?

She is an amazing writer of short stories and novels, including Getting The Picture, Leading The Dance, Something Beginning With, Tell Me Everything, and more! She has been a Royal Literary Fellow holding the fort at The London School of Economics, and is presently the Laureate of Canterbury, in which role she is doing many exciting projects, some of which you can read about on her website. (See the link below, after you listen to the poem.)

Today's reading is part of Sarah's audio blog tour. You Do Not Need Another Self Help Book can be ordered from her website. Look under the Read Me heading. It will be officially published in March.

When you click on the link below, you'll hear a reading of a poem. 

For more about Sarah, including links to other stops on her audio tour, please visit here:


Congratulations, Sarah, and best wishes for this excellent book!


  1. Aw Alice, you're the lovely one! Thanks for hosting me here, it's a real honour.

  2. Congratulations, Sarah! What a beautiful poem and beautifully read.

  3. Thank you, Carolisabella and Dionne. I really appreciate your comments.