Poet Freya Daly Sadgrove - right and true and deadly

From Standing Room Only, 2:29 pm on 16 February 2020

Wellington writer and performer Freya Daly Sadgrove has just published her first poetry collection, and is already hard at work turning it into a stage show.

The International Institute of Modern Letters graduate has called her collection Head Girl.

The poems in it make for uncomfortable reading, canvassing Freya's struggles with her mental health and disappointments in love.  But they've been welcomed by the critics - Hera Lindsay Bird says "She's just the best.  Trying to write a clever blurb for her feels like an insult to how right and true and deadly this collection is.  God, she's just so good."

Freya has negotiated her way through the dark times and hopes her poems will help others of her generation make sense of what they might be experiencing.

Lynn Freeman talks to Freya about her life and her often confronting poetry.

Head Girl by Freya Daly Sadgrove is published by Victoria University Press. Freya's appearing at both the Newtown Festival and