“… an astonishingly smart writer.” Neil Gaiman

Welcome! I’m Sarah Salway, a British poet, novelist, journalist, and writing tutor.


 Here you will find news of workshops and readings, book details, and my blog. Click on the photo below to see my TEDx talk on words and dictionaries.

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I have news…

After months of hearing, thinking and talking about only the one thing, it is completely wonderful to be able to share some good news with you. Firstly, I’m delighted to be one of the winners of the Coast to Coast to Coast pamphlet competition with my manuscript Let’s Dance. This is the brainchild of poet […]

A new poem with foxgloves

Social distance Sarah Salway We are talking about earthquakes when we pass the waterfall of foxgloves, I’m sure they weren’t there before, you say, pausing to take a perfect Insta shot and as I imagine red shadows slinking by with freckle splattered purple hands, I’m about to tell you how Shakespeare’s father was a glovemaker, […]