Chrys Salt


Biography of Chrys Salt

Chrys Salt has performed her poetry country wide, in Europe and the USA. She is published in a wide variety of journals, magazines and anthologies and work has been broadcast on Radio 3 and 4. Collections include Inside Out (Pub: Autolycus) Daffodils at Christmas (Pub: Galloway Poets Series) , Greedy for Mulberries (Pub: Markings) and Old Times (Pub: Roncadora) .) She writes books, theatre and radio plays, features and documentaries. She has been the recipient of numbers of Bursaries, Grants and Awards including a National Media Award (for her book Here We Go: women’s memories of the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike) a New Writing Bursary, a Work Development Grant, a year- long residency at RHBNC, London University, a Fringe First for her production of The Last Obit by Peter Tinniswood and most recently a residency in France funded by the Poitou-Charente Region. Chrys divides her time between London and Galloway, SW Scotland, where she runs The Bakehouse, a flourishing arts venue. www.thebakehouse.info

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Driving Into Rain

The wet road follows us -
a gleaming tail
looping round steep and lake.
Bleak sodden sheep
stand sentinel
like neighbours at a wake.

A bug splats blood
to briefly stain the glass.

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