South West Writers

About the Author

Sally Crabtree is an international performance artist and songwriting poet who also writes and designs children’s books. She has been described as “One of Britain’s richest inventions” (Lars Gustafsson – nominated for the Nobel Prize) and “Exhilarating!” (BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour) due to her innovative work. Once a world class gymnast, she has been turning the arts world upside down with her cartwheeling poems, colourful performances, and interactive installations which  include Poetry bingo, Poetree, edible words, phone a poem, the poetry postie and poems in a tin.

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Recent Publications

The Magic Train Ride , Barefoot Books
Higgeldy Piggeldy Pigs , Macmillan
My Sister’s Hair (Random House US)

Awards and Residencies

Poetry Postie - Residency at Art Connexion, Lille , 2014
Literature Works Read/Write SW poet , 2014
Poet on the Platform for First Great Western Trains
Hall for Cornwall’s first ever poet in residence

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