9 July 2024

More Poems, morphrog

J.S. is chuffed to have five poems in issue 29 of morphrog. They even describe her as an "intriguing writer", which she is determined to take as a compliment (they have chosen to publish five of her poems, after all).

The poems in question are:

  • Waiting Time
  • Making My Bed
  • Not a Paper Doll Poem
  • Peepshow
  • Gridiron Flow

You can read J.S.'s poems for free (along with the stunning work from the issue's other contributors) by clicking here for the landing page or going directly here for J.S.'s poems.

2 June 2024

Social Once More

Sssh, I don't want to say this too loudly in case the gremlins wake up again, but I think my Facebook page is working once more.

The Facebook page devoted to my writing is at  https://www.facebook.com/J.S.Watts.page

If you want to hear my news, big stuff will be published on this website, but it's worth checking out the Facebook page for day to day chat.

15 May 2024

Social Media Blues

You may know that I have a Facebook page devoted to my writing. You may even know that it is at https://www.facebook.com/J.S.Watts.page. What you probably won't know, because I can't post on the page to tell you, is that the Facebook gremlins have determined that my heavy duty upload schedule of one post a day (sometimes) is too much and won't let me post anything further to my newsfeed. I have reported the problem, but Facebook gremlins are laid back critters.

So, if you want to hear my news, for the time being the best bet is via this website. Also, if you happen to stop by my Facebook page and wonder why it seems inactive, it's not that I've given up, it's just that the Facebook gremlins are having a prolonged afternoon nap, once a day, every day, for as long as they fancy.

14 May 2024

JS Watts: Lycanthropist live at 'Word Habit', Sudbury, Suffolk, 12th May 2024.

Summer Come Early

Yes, it is only May, but the Summer Issue of the always fascinating The High Window, has been published. Expect a collection of fine poetry and prose, including a review of Fiona Sinclair's Dining With the Dead by J.S.Watts.

11 April 2024

High Window Reviews

In the latest batch of reviews from The High Window, J.S.Watts highlights the "raw and exposed" poems of The Invisible Worm by Hannah Stone. You can read her review of the poetry collection and other reviews in the latest High Window release by clicking here

5 April 2024

May Time Activities

 J.S. has a number of creative events coming up in May:  

  • Word Habit on 12th May
  • Festival of Ideas on 18th May
  • Herts Book Festival on 19th May
You can find further details about all of them over on the Events Page of this website.

You can see the poster for Word Habit below in a previous post on this page.

If you want know more about J.S.'s event at the University of Hertfordshire's Festival of Ideas read on:

Tomorrow and What Comes After - A reading with poet J.S. Watts

"Be entranced and inspired by poetry from J.S. Watts.

Join poet J.S. Watts as she weaves the fantastical with the literary in this glowing, multi-faceted reading of her poetry. There will also be a Q&A session after the reading.

Watts’ poetry, novels, short stories and non-fiction have appeared in numerous publications in the UK and around the world. Her works have been broadcast on the BBC and independent radio.

Her books include poetry collections, "Cats and Other Myths", "Years Ago You Coloured Me" and "Underword", and her multi-award nominated SF themed poetry pamphlet, "Songs of Steelyard Sue", all published by Lapwing Publications. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts"

Extract from the University of Hertfordshire's website

If you want to book tickets for Tomorrow and What Comes After go here.