Sally Festing
Poet, biographer, journalist, radio dramatist
Sally Festing’s poetry has followed ten years’ journalism, radio plays, academic studies in garden history, Penguin biographies of Barbara Hepworth & Gertrude Jekyll, and other non-fiction. Poems took over with Swimming Lessons, Salaams (Happenstance), Font, Doors Opening (Oversteps) and My Darlng Derry (Fair Acre Press). She’s won prizes and featured in 39 magazines including prestigious ones! Born in Cambridge, her childhood holidays in North Norfolk may explain a lifelong exploration of the links between people, art and landscape. A sixth poem collection, White Queen’s Last Stand focusses on the life and work of sculptor, Germaine Richier (1902-59), and the background that inspired it. This broadly biographical sequence is slanted to encapsulate Festing’s  own reaction to Richier’s art.                     Publication by KFS Press in 2021. For My Darling Derry, paste to yr. browser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ogodyzg2o&feature= youtube