Candling the Eggs is Sally Douglas’s first poetry collection and won the Cinnamon Press Poetry Award for 2009. The poems in this collection are precise, lyrical and beautiful, sometimes disquieting and strange, often pushing at the boundaries of language. This is a mesmerising and accomplished collection.
Sally Douglas was born in Cornwall and lives in Devon. Having read English and European Literature at Warwick University, she has had poems and short stories published in magazines such as The Rialto and Acumen. She was also a prize-winner in the Challenging Poverty Poetry Competition, organised by the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE). Her poems and short stories have also featured in the anthologies The Visitors (Cinnamon, 2010) and The Light That Remains and Other Stories (Leaf, 2007).