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Kerry Hammerton

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16. #womenwriters #readwomen Sheenagh Pugh recommends…

‘The Man at the Corner Table (poetry collection) by Rosie Shepperd, ( Seren 2015). Because it’s funny, insightful and doesn’t sound like anyone else. See more at: Good God! There’s writing on both sides of that paper!‘


short_days_long_shadows72Pugh’s latest poetry collection Short Days, Long Shadows was published in 2014 by Seren 2014


Follow Sheenagh on Twitter: @sheenaghpugh


Or Facebook: Sheenagh Pugh


Sheenagh Pugh  spent most of her life in Wales lecturing in creative writing but she has now escaped and returned to the wild (Shetland).


More about Sheenagh can be found on her website: Sheenagh Pugh



Pugh’s poem ‘Days of November 2009′ is one of my favourite poems: (Sourced from –


Days of November 2009

Short days, long shadows:
sun rising low skims the hill.

Mending, making good, days full
of outdoor jobs, folk

racing to finish before dark,
before winter. Angled light, always

on the edge of leaving. These days
when every little thing feels urgent,

unmissable, when all you want
is to hold on to a lit rack

of cirrus, the taste of woodsmoke
catching your throat, a sleek seal

slipping back under, the farewell
of geese, scribbled in black arrows.





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