The Second Week of the Soap
By Fiona Ritchie Walker


"Fiona's poems travel – all over the globe, into the past and through conjured places and lives. Her writing is richly detailed, whether describing cowhands in the outback, coach trips in Chile or canoeing in Canada. Although the reader is never quite sure what is reality or fantasy, the countries and cultures she describes are utterly convincing, peopled by her boundless imagination. Each poem is a miniature narrative story with a back story where events are suggested but remain ambiguous, and thought provoking."

- Ellen Phethean


"There is much rueful humour and self-knowledge in this poem (Life Story, runner-up), which I read with a wry smile of admiration".

- Ruth Fainlight
(Adjudicator, Allan Sillitoe Poetry Competition)



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