2024 News



I’m looking forward to reading my poem ‘Portrait of sleep apnoea as lightning’ as part of the Zoom launch celebration of The Alchemy Spoon, which is being held on Sunday 2nd of June at 7pm, with free registration at this link:






I’m very pleased that my poem ‘Portrait of sleep apnoea as lightning’ has been published in the exciting new ‘Elements’ themed edition of The Alchemy Spoon, alongside many poets whose work I admire. More details are available here:


The Alchemy Spoon - Issue 12:Elements (Book Cover)



APRIL 2024


I’m very grateful that (m)othersongs has received a glowing review from Pam Thompson in Orbis #207. To be read with such sensitivity is a dream come true. Sincere thanks to Reviews Editor, Maria Isakova Bennett, for her generosity and care as well.


“... in (m)othersongs, form and content are matched skilfully in service of the emotive main subject, that of not being a mother, and the ‘othering’ which happens in personal and public realms. [...] The poems are unflinching, and yet tenderness, not bitterness, predominates even in the face of difficult acceptance...”


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My latest commissioned poem as Poet-in-Residence to the Pre-Raphaelite Society has been published in the Spring 2024 edition of the PRS Review. Inspired by Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s painting ‘Proserpine’ (and his accompanying sonnet), ‘Dire Fruit’ uses seasonal meteorology and natural-world imagery to explore notions of constraint and emergence, stasis and rebirth, and the triumph of the female spirit. For more information about the PRS, including membership details, please visit:



MARCH 2024


My urban flora haiku sequence CHLOROPHYLL IN CONCRETE has been published in a lovely new edition of Green Ink Poetry, Enclosure: Equinox Collections: Spring, alongside work from many other fine poets. This illustrated anthology can be purchased from Amazon via this link:



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3RD MARCH 2024


I’m honoured to announce that (m)othersongs was selected by the editors of Atrium Poetry as their Featured Publication for March/April 2024. Sincere thanks to Holly Magill and Claire Walker for this valuable platform, where people can read four poems from the book, and find ordering details at V. Press. Atrium publishes lots of amazing and brilliant single poems along with extracts of their Featured Publications, so please do explore the site beyond this link:



16TH MARCH 2024


I had great fun recording some poems for the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Podcast recently, and the episode is released today. I’m reading Tennyson’s ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and Keats’ ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’, along with my own PRS-commissioned poem, ‘Cursed’. Many thanks to PRS Committee member Karl Merrick for the encouragement and technical wizardry, and to the entire PRS Podcast team for all of their great work. The recording can be found (and heard!) at this link:






Thursday 22nd February… I’m very pleased to be among the guest readers supporting talented poet Corinna Board as she launches her beautiful new Black Cat Press pamphlet, Arboreal. This free event will take place online via Zoom, with tickets available through this link:






It’s great to kick off 2024 with a publication! My poem ‘The woman who was weather’ was longlisted in 2023 Yaffle Poetry Prize and is included in Whirlagust IV, the competition anthology. More information at this link:




It was a lovely surprise to see that my new V. Press pamphlet (m)othersongs was one of six selected for review in the Poetry Book Society’s Winter Bulletin, and I’m deeply grateful for this sensitive and generous reading: “Sarah Doyle's striking pamphlet explores deeply personal experiences of non-motherhood, endometriosis, infertility [...] These are poignant and painful poems [...] which will resonate with all those who are coming to terms with childlessness. [...] (m)othersongs bravely sings of ‘belief, courage, hope’.”


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