Sarah Drury is a poet based in Lincolnshire. She writes and performs gritty, real life stuff full of laughter, sadness, well, a bit of everything. The world around her is her blank canvas. She sees poetry everywhere she goes. People are .a great inspiration, especially the working classes. She finds amazement in the mundane and magic in the daily grind of life. She never forgets her working class roots and is proud to be a Northerner!
Sarah is a fully qualified primary school teacher and studied a B.Ed (Hons) degree in Manchester in the 1990’s. She then taught until around the year 1998 when her mental health declined. As well as her teaching career, Sarah was forced to give up her musical career, singing with the Halle choir in Manchester and playing and singing in various folk groups and an Irish Ceilidh band. She was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder.
Many years followed where she battled with her mental health. She married and had a son, but sadly her husband died. Then fairly recently she decided to start writing poetry seriously. She feels that her life provided her with a wealth and depth of emotions and experience which colour her poetry and inspire her to create. Life is a technicolour feast if you choose to see it that way.
Now she devotes her time to caring for her Autistic son and writing and performing poetry for spoken word. She enjoys performing at open mic nights in the local area and is excited to be performing as a support act for JB Barrington in February.
Sarah has written four books. Two are devoted to mental health, one is a collection of poetry and Sarah’s most recent is a small collection of her spoken word poetry. The book, ‘Mi Po-ims’, contains a mixture of the poetry Sarah performs live, with a mixture of humour and the more serious stuff! It contains favourites such as ‘Chatroom Queen’ and ‘Big Girl’ as well as the thought provoking ‘Farewell Innocence’.
It is available from Amazon here:
Speak Out Scunny is the spoken word open mic night that Sarah organises at Cafe INDIEpendent, in Scunthorpe, once a month. For more information see the menu at the top of the page.
The host of Speak Out Scunny, Jim Higo, also hosts an open mic night in Hull called Away With Words. This runs on the third Thursday of every month at the Off the Road Live Lounge, Spring Bank, Hull. More information can be found on the link at the top of the page.
If you are interested in either Sarah or Jim’s poetry, her books, or fancy coming to one of the open mic nights please feel free to contact Sarah through this website or through any of the links on the contact page..