"A really good poet with the command of English necessary to bring alive these truths about the mining community. Sally James delicately and completely describes the lot of the miners and mining villages in these memorable poems."
"If this old house had a heart, would you feel it beating, or has it been broken, like the coal miner's spirit?"
Poems by Sally James
Sally has been writing in both Standard English and Lancashire dialect since she was a child.
Her first collection of poems in Standard English - she calls the poems within 'Silhouettes' her soul poems.
The poems are personal and reflect deep feelings.
An individualist, as far as poetry is concerned, Sally prefers to write from the heart and as the mood takes her.
She has had poems published in various anthologies, as well as read on the radio.
Sally took early retirement from her work as a District Nurse in 1991 and since they she gained a BA (Hons) Degree with the Open University, and an MA in Creative Writing at Bolton Institute.
"Yesterday I turned the world off. It fizzled like a damp squib. Then popped."
Prolific poet, Sally James
More of Sally's wonderful work
Sally, a mum, grandma and great grandma, has been writing since a child. She has had many of her poems published in anthologies, small press magazines and read on local radio. She also writes and performs Lancashire dialect poems.
Her poems are widely published and performed, and she knows exactly what goes down well with a rapt audience.
In addition to 'The Wasamaroo', Sally's other other titles include: