Award News: Sally Ito and Heart's Hydrography Win Word Awards

Turnstone Press is pleased to share the news that Sally Ito has won two awards at the Word Guild Word Awards.

Congratulations to Sally Ito who along with Bukola (Bookie) Adekanye shared the Writer of Colour Award at the 2023 Word Awards announced September 16th 2023. Sally’s poetry collection, Heart's Hydrography also won in the specialty books category! For more about the Word Awards please visit their website here.

About Heart's Hydrography

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Everyday perceptions made radiant.

In her fourth book of poetry, Sally Ito traverses the complex channels and tributaries of a heart mapped by the ineffable pull of family and faith. In Ito’s careful hands, this same heart becomes ocean and cathedral, a hallowed space in which poetic organ-song crystalizes into poems resonant with hope, love, doubt, and longing. Heart's Hydrography charts the vital ebb and flow between the personal and the divine.


Winter landscapes, water landscapes, the landscapes of family love and frustration, and of the soul’s seasons - all these are mapped by Sally Ito with deep compassion and richly tactile images. Everyday perceptions made radiant.

—Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

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