Sally Read’s most recent book of poems is "Dawn of this Hunger" (Angelico Press and Second Spring). She has also published three books of poetry with Bloodaxe Books: The Day Hospital, 2012; Broken Sleep, 2008; and The Point of Splitting, 2005, which was shortlisted for the Jerwood-Aldeburgh prize for best first collection. In 2001 Read was awarded an Eric Gregory, a prize for the most promising poets in the UK under thirty, and her poems have been recorded for the UK’s Poetry Archive. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including, The Independent on Sunday, The Manhattan Review, The Catholic Herald, The Picador Book of Love Poems, Poems of the Decade, and Identity Parade. In 2010 she became attached to the Hermitage of the Three Holy Hierarchs as ‘poet in residence’.
Sally Read’s other books include "Night’s Bright Darkness" (Ignatius Press, 2016), and "Annunciation, a Call to Faith in a Broken World" (Ignatius Press, 2019). Sally’s work has been translated into five languages, and she has also written for The Tablet, Magnificat and the Times Literary Supplement, and presented "Poetry for the Season" for Radio Maria England.
She is currently editing a book, forthcoming from Word On Fire, and completing new work about the Virgin Mary.
She lives with her family by the sea near Rome.