Sauce Will Thicken on Standing is a cauldron of soul soothing words that has been 'thickening' for just the right amount of time.
Although Rachael has been writing for as long as she can remember, the poems in this collection were all birthed between 2001 and 2021 (with just a few exceptions). She was first asked in the early 2000s, when she was doing the rounds on the London Spoken Word scene, whether she would be putting together a collection and although she said she would, it took her over 20 years to make this promise a reality. Rachael finally pulled together these poems, which span a period of 20 years, during lockdown in 2021. However, a combination of destabilising life events and imposter syndrome stopped her from putting her words out there...Until now.
It was only when Rachael began to talk about her second collection, which she felt would be more 'worthy, ' that she realised these poems may also have their place in the world. That they represent an important part of her journey as a poet - from her period as a spoken word artist performing at events across London, to this, publishing her first full collection. This collection is a leap of faith - representing the ups and downs of the journey of life, it's a physical manifestation of pushing past the doubts and fears we all have. By sharing parts of her journey, Rachael hopes to connect with, and inspire you, on yours.
As Nicola Humber, founder of the Unbound Press, says, "This beautiful collection has something for everyone. It would be very hard not to relate to at least one of the poems in this collection."