#TPQ5: SARAH WALLIS

Alice Oswald

Fantastic observer and nature poet, all her work is worth reading but I particularly like Woods etc and Seabird’s Blessing.

Virginia Woolf

The stream of consciousness poetic voice unlocked new directions for me in my own work, my favourites are To the Lighthouse & The Waves.

Ellen Bass

She can turn the everyday into wonder in an instant, I discovered her work with If You Knew, go read it now and discover yourself also ‘lashed to the human line’ and wonder how close ‘the dragon’s spume has to come’.

Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas

For the cadences and melody of the lines and the treat of visuals in the text.

Sarah Ruhl

She always does something surprising, like making it snow indoors on a mezzanine level and having you believe her. Check out 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write or Dear Elizabeth or The Clean Room.


Sarah Wallis is a poet & playwright based in Scotland. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA and an Mphil in Playwriting from Birmingham University. Find recent work at The Island Review, The Interpreter’s House, Selcouth Station and forthcoming from Ellipsis and Thimble. 2019 stagework includes Laridae, in development at the Unicorn and Southwark Playhouse and The Scarecrow Child for Leeds Fringe. sawapoet@gmail.com https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UY6XKvYLyou8ZNNH87pgOwlltlUAWPaO

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