‘Three Secrets’ (who gave birth to my daughter?)
‘Three Secrets’ explores the interconnected bodily experiences of women who have given birth by by Caesarian section. The poem was shortlisted for the 2021 South Coast Writers Centre Poetry Prize and published in the ‘Legacies’ Anthology. As an audio-poem it was highly commended for the 2020 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word.
‘and then’: a poem for the body of the beloved
‘Rapunzel’: winner of the 2018 Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup
’91 days’: a poem from the pandemic year
‘Something’: late night reflections on creativity
‘To a young writer’: words to inspire the next generation of poets
Sarah Temporal is the director of Poets Out Loud Youth Slam, a program to empower young voices in the Northern Rivers region. She mentors aspiring writers as they bring their words to the stage. In this poem, she shares advice and inspiration to get the words flowing.