Sue Leigh Poetry


‘Her poems have a lightness and elegance to accompany the emotion which is always there. But there is a harder element in them too: a platinum-like thread that gives each poem its own form. They are a remarkable product of compassionate humanity and an observant eye.’

‘I find in her writing a great tension between opposites – profusion and austerity, the dark burnished. Words, feelings, possibilities are all sounded with the delicacy of a stainless steel probe – a kind of luminous equipoise.’

Bernard O’Donoghue

Pauline Stainer

‘a notable new voice’



Sarah Crown, The Guardian