For reading aloud or allowing to read.
tried and tested
poetry for children
For giggles at bedtime.
For soothing familiarity.
For reading aloud.
For reading together.
Tin Pot Poets
A Collection of Humorous Dialect Verse
25 poems by Sally, Ron and the Tin Pot Poets
In this CD of Lancashire dialect poems written and recited by Sally James, Ron Williams and their combined efforts as The Tin Pot Poets, Sally proves she can write for both children and adults.
With titles like, 'A bun in th' oven', 'Food for thowt' and 'Fifty Shades o'red' it is well worth a listee, even for non-experts in Lancashire dialect.
Coal Dust and Confetti
Poems by Sally James
"If this old house had a heart, would you feel it beating, or has it been broken, like the coal miner's spirit?"
"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."
Poems by Sally James
"Yesterday I turned the world off. It fizzled like a damp squib. Then popped."
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.
Prolific poet, Sally James
More of Sally's wonderful work
"My waters are deep and still. Not shallow and troubled."
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:
'Coal Dust and Confetti' - a book of poetry that contrasts a life spent in coal mining with a wedding.
'Silhouettes' - a collection of what Sally calls her 'soul poems'.
'Tin Pot Poets' - a CD collection of humorous dialect verse, by Sally and her husband, Ron.
See elsewhere on this page for more information on each!