27 September 2016

National Poetry Day - Poet's Supper

To celebrate National Poetry Day (which is on Thursday 6th October) and in conjunction with The Forward Arts Foundation, The Plough at Shepreth (South Cambridgeshire) is presenting an evening of all things poetry related and inspired. 

From mid-September, you can find postcards in The Plough which invite you to leave a “Message” – the theme of this year's National Poetry Day. Some will be displayed on the Poetry Board throughout the month, and some will be incorporated into specially-composed poems by The Plough's Guest Poet, Clare Crossman. These will be premiered at the pub's Poet’s Supper on Friday 7th October. This two-course artisanal supper will be accompanied by a musical “Fen Poem” performed by Penny Walker & Bryan Causton, poetry readings by J.S.Watts, Claire Robson and Gallery Poets and a film from The Poetry Society. Full details available here.



19 September 2016

Poetry Aloud - 27th September

J.S. is delighted to be the featured poet at this month's Poetry Aloud, which will take place on Tuesday, 27th September at The Bay Tree Cafe Bistro in Bury St. Edmunds. See here for more details.

9 September 2016

Day Notes on Granite

J.S.Watts' poem, "Day Notes on Granite", is in excellent company in issue 3 of The High Window, the Autumn 2016 edition. You can read it for free right here.

6 September 2016

Music, Poetry and Booze

Music and poetry (and drinks, of course) at La Raza in Cambridge on Sunday, 18th September.


J.S.Watts will be reading some of her poetry alongside some fabulously talented musicians and poets.

24 August 2016

J.S.Watts Reviews Kshanti

J.S. Watts takes a look at the posthumously published Buddhist collection Kshanti by Wendy Stern for Three Drops From a Cauldron. Read the review here.


21 August 2016

Colourful Places - a review of "Years Ago You Coloured Me"

Philip Dunkerley has reviewed J.S.Watts' recent collection, "Years Ago You Coloured Me" in issue 176 of Orbis (the Summer Issue, which is now out and available).

I'm afraid you'll have to buy issue 176 to read the entire review, but here is an extract or two to whet your appetite:

"The range is remarkable. Watts finds space for the metaphysical, the ekphrastic, eulogy and even an encomium to soup"  

"What is most enjoyable is her voice and imagination — black words on a white page that take you gently off into other, colourful, places."