These poems are not drear, not heavy going, many are based in human suffering yes, but they are hymns to courage, to endurance and to the sympathy they gently invite you to feel.
Maggie Sawkins was chosen by the Poetry society for the T S Eliot Poetry Prize Tour and won the 2013 Ted Hughes Award for New Work. She founded the poetry and music club, Tongues&Grooves and has provided creative writing workshops for MIND, local schools, Erlestoke prison, the D-Day Museum, local theatres, refugees and asylum seekers, Cranstoun Community Drug Action and in Romania .
‘The House Where Courage Lives’ is published by Waterloo Press and supported by Arts Council England. It will be officially launched on October 11th at Groundlings Theatre.