In this, her first collection, Fletcher extracts uncommon poetry from common and extraordinary events alike. Dates disappoint in surprising ways. Matadors give way to hairdressers. 21st century life is shadowed by the glamour and squalor of a 20th century that refuses to die. Fletcher’s coyly confessional poetry spurns mid-Atlantic grey and instead places us, shiny, tender, and bruised, in the here and now.
Sarah Fletcher is an American-British poet. She received The Christopher Tower Poetry Prize in 2012 and 2013 and in 2012 was a Foyle Young Poet of the Year.
She made her literary debut at fourteen in The London Magazine. Since then, her work has appeared in The Cadaverine and Ink Sweat & Tears as well as in anthologies from Eyewear Press and The Emma Press. Her work has been displayed at the Olympic Park and The Poetry Café.