30 August 2012

September Book of The Month

"Songs of Steelyard Sue" is Luton Poetry Society's Book of The Month for September 2012.

22 August 2012

Praise for Steelyard Sue and J.S.Watts

A review of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival show "A Pint of Poetry and a Dram of Drama" praises the highlights of the show as "the most memorable poems I’ve seen so far this month – and I’ve been to see two sets of published poets perform their work."

The review goes on to pick out four "poets I’d happily watch for a full hour-long show" including "Tim Goodings and his poem ‘Massive Beard’ about the most beardy of beards he one day plans to grow; a poet in a fabulous waistcoat whose name I didn’t catch (it was Mike Alderson - Ed.) who invited the audience to share his love of Tinkerbell; J.S. Watts, the group’s only published poet, with her surreal and funny poems about the ‘mechanoid female’ scrapyard Sue; and Mark Grist, Peterborough’s poet laureate ... and his ‘love poem’ to Peterborough, warts and all."

The review can be read in full on the 'somesuchlike blog'

18 August 2012

Songs of Steelyard Sue

The new pamphlet-sized poetry sequence by J.S.Watts, "Songs of Steelyard Sue" (published by Lapwing Publications) has been launched to a fanfare of clanking, rusty metal. The poems narrate the life and times of a future-world everyman, or, more accurately, everyrobot, the titular Steelyard Sue, living out her existence on an Earth turned rubbish heap.

                    "Lays of raw creation
                     Tales of bright decay."
Like life, the poems are a mixture of the funny and the sad, raucous and contemplative, light and dark. Readers of Mslexia will already be familiar with one of the poems, "Steelyard Sue Plants a Garden", but there are many others to intrigue, entertain and give you cause to think.

Songs of Steelyard Sue by J.S.Watts (ISBN 9781909252028) is published by Lapwing Publications, rrp £10.00.
For further details about how and where to buy a copy of "Songs of Steelyard Sue" check out the Publications page.

6 August 2012

Polu Texni Publishes "Steelyard Sue Wants A Man"

The intriguing Polu Texni Magazine has published "Steelyard Sue Wants a Man" by J.S.Watts. This slightly raunchy poem is from J.S.Watts' forthcoming SF flavoured poetry pamphlet "Songs of Steelyard Sue". So, if you want a free sneeky peek at one of the poems from the new pamphlet click here.

Pint of Poetry at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe

J.S.Watts will be appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe on Monday, 13th August. Please see the Events listing for further details.