Sally Evans

Sally Evans has published several books of poetry including The Bees (2008) and A Burrell Tapestry (2017), as well as two e-books Tormaukin and Drip Road (both 2017) and has poetry widely published in magazines, anthologies and websites. She edits the Poetry Scotland broadsheet and the webzine Keep Poems Alive. She runs a bookshop in Callander, Scotland, with her husband. As of January 2018, she is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

Photo: Sweet Pea Photography


Necessarily Looking Backward »

New poems commissioned by StAnza for the Muriel Spark centenary

Thu 8 March - Sun 11 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Necessarily Looking Backward »

Listen to new poems commissioned for the Muriel Spark centenary

Fri 9 March | 14:15 - 15:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room



A country there was no room for
compressed into a town
of sophisticated music,
the magic violin –
where Scottish spirit
and English craftsmanship
collide, give life to
a box that wants to sing,
wood that trembles
as these deciduous hills.
I feel the country change, law change.
Language, as always, is debatable.


Sally Evans

From Bewick Walks to Scotland (Arrowhead Press, 2004)