“sallow” continues a long sequence of poems about the languages
of trees, “halse for hazel” (Shearsman, 2014). “halse for hazel” began
on the hills of Exmoor and sallow explores low lying, wetland
areas, mapping political and environmental pressures. This sequence
includes a collaborative text with Harriet Tarlo and striking images by Irma Irsara.
‘I found her work a highly pleasant revelation, at once
thoroughly alert and judged yet delightfully manic and farreaching
in its wildness, risks and resultant freedoms’
David Morley, Poetry Review
‘Presley’s work sleights the relationship between landscape and
language, each deploying (or deployed) as markers for the
G. C. Waldrep, Kenyon Review
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