‘To intimate’ entails lovely contradictions: 1.to make known publicly ie announce; 2. to communicate indirectly ie hint. My poetry intimates, taking pleasure in paradoxical speech, variously emboldened and shrinking. Without being either too intimate or too intimidating (is two too much?), these poems take pleasure in incongruity.
Sally-Ann Murray is professor and chair of the English Department at Stellenbosch University. She is the recipient of various poetry gongs, the author of two poetry collections (Shifting and open season), and the award-winning novel Small Moving Parts. She served as a judge of the 2016 Ingrid Jonker Award, and her most recent published creative work is the story “How to Carry On”, in Incredible Journey (2015). For the most part, her present hours are desk-bound to bureaucracy. (The earworm soundtrack is the opening line of Queen’s “I want to break free”.)