Signpost Twenty-Three, The Emptiness, Maggie Sawkins

Thanks to Louisa Campbell for this engaging review of ‘Many Skies Have Fallen’ which includes a writing prompt to boot!

My Signpost Poems

Maggie Sawkins is a brilliant poet and all round good egg, teaching creative writing in community and healthcare settings. She won the 2013 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for her live literature show, Zones of Avoidance, based on the book of the same name. I was lucky enough to see the show in Lewes recently. (Check out the Zones of Avoidance website, which tells you more about the show, and about Maggie: https://zonesofavoidance.wordpress.com/)

I’d recommend getting your hands on anything Maggie Sawkins has written. It’s always great value, as you’ll want to read it again and again. I’ve been reading and re-reading Maggie’s latest book, Many Skies Have Fallen, written in memory of her daughter’s partner, Janusz Jasicki. It’s a beautiful, poignant book, and I want to share it with you.

All profits from sales of the book are being donated to the Lough Ree Sub Aqua…

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