Day #13: The Year of the Hog: “Ghost Walk” – Sarah Wragg

Sarah Wragg ‘Ghost Walk’

Over the next few weeks we are celebrating all of the Poets and their Collections that we have published in 2020.

Today’s collection is super Spooky, but beautifully put together with each poem absolutely perfect in every sense, making Ghost Walk a must.

In truth, Sarah Wragg has created a collection of Spooky poetry that deserves to be on the shelf along with the classics, it is as simple as that.

  • Order signed and annotated copies direct from Sarah Wragg HERE
  • Order Print Copies HERE
  • Order eBook PDF HERE

“Sarah Wragg’s Ghost Walk leads the reader down shifting streets, pausing in places where nothing is quite what is seems. Away from the cozy fireside, the past oozes through walls and gardens, while shopkeepers and sailors, astronauts and explorers, flicker at the edges of plain sight. Even the breaks between the lines are haunted, and both life and death become unreliable memories. Don’t look behind you!”

– Oz Hardwick

“From a toy shop to a space ship, these poems abound with unlikely, resonant settings, the ghosts appearing in medieval nuns’ habits or scrolling down their mobile phones. This collection is a meditation on history, the human imagination, and humanity exposed in all its greed and cruelty. It’s also political – eco-politics, gendered iniquities, animal testing – all get examined under the lens of ghostly horror. And each is a story in a nutshell, often with a powerful kick at the end, and full of a multiplicity of characters. This is one phantasmagoria you won’t want to miss!”

– Amina Alyal

“Sarah Wragg has a fine eye for the no-ones that are there. The restless souls present range from highwaymen still shooting crazily into times they can’t touch, to boys with poppies of blood spreading across their hungry chests. Her gaze is wry and compassionate: she sees as much to pity in overloaded horses as in a boy who had no idea of childhood; she revives her ghosts and their hard times for our fresh consideration. Individually the poems are carefully made chronicles of misfortune, hubris and bad luck. Together they send a sharp, not-quite-familiar, shiver through the warmest room, and leave you wondering if you’ve ever really been alone.”

– Rebecca Bilkau

About Sarah Wragg

Sarah Wragg’s poems have been published in anthologies by Beautiful Dragons Press (My Dear WatsonNot A DropA Bee’s BreakfastNoble DissentWatch The BirdieWell, Dam!Bloody Amazing!) and Indigo Dreams (Mystery). Ghost Walk is her first solo collection which combines her love of poetry and the horripilating shivers you experience when reading good old fashioned ghost stories. In other writing achievements, Sarah’s black comedy Delira made it to the finals of the 2020 Write Here! Write Now! Playwriting Festival. She is a frequent contributor to open mic nights with her pithy poetry and short stories.

Product details

  • eBook PDF: 34 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1913499421
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1913499426
  • Product Dimensions : 14.81 x 0.2 x 21.01 cm
  • Order signed and annotated copies direct from Sarah Wragg HERE

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