29 February 2016


The polemical world of Clockwise Cat has brought out a new edition of the magazine, Catstar/Starcat, dedicated to the memory of David Bowie "that cosmic subversive who's returned at last to his ethereal home". Within it, J.S.Watts reviews a poetry pamphlet by Jack Phillips Lowe, "Jupiter Works on Commission", which has little to do with David Bowie and everything to do with blue collar America, but is still worth checking out.

26 February 2016

The Rising Dawn

A belated whoop, whoop! "Clockwise: The Rising Dawn", volume 11 of the Latchkey Tales anthology series, is out and available to buy on Amazon. It contains a brand new poem by J.S.Watts, Early Morning Drifter.

You can find the book on Amazon here

9 February 2016

Morpheus Tales Supplement - February 2016

The new edition of the Morpheus Tales Supplement is now available for your FREE reading pleasure. Amongst its reading delights is a review of Theresa Derwin's Seasons Creepings by J.S.Watts.

8 February 2016

Years Ago You Coloured Me

J.S.Watts' brand new poetry collection, Years Ago You Coloured Me, is due out next month (that's March 2016), from Lapwing Publications.

Years Ago You Coloured Me (ISBN 978-1-910855-15-7) is a poetry collection echoing with things, times, places and people lost and not quite lost, as well as those never lost while memory lingers. These are poems of influence and resonance, both past and current, capturing personal and broader histories, and the shadows that sometimes follow. What is history, after all, if not selective, recorded memories? The past tells stories as we choose to recall them. The personal is there, plus the wider matters that shaped it. We have only to remember to remember. That is an art.

Included amongst the poems in the collection are: Bonedancing, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Wells Literary Festival International Poetry Competition; Green Rushes, nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize and View From Sheep Field Barn, Much Hadham, which won won third prize in the Yeovil Literary Prize for Poetry 2015.

5 February 2016

Romance is in the Air

Issue 41 of literary magazine A New Ulster is available NOW. As it's February and almost Valentine's Day, the magazine takes a look at romantic gestures. There is a brand new poem from J.S.Watts, "The Letter", and a brief article from her on Love Poetry (a version of a blog post that first appeared on the blog of the lovely writer Ute Carbone),

There are also some wonderful words from the likes of Peter O'Neil, Richard Halperin and Gary Beck.

You can read the magazine online for FREE.

1 February 2016

STOP PRESS! Action For Refugees

J.S.Watts will be one of a host or poets, including Nikki Marone and Afrodita Nikolova, who will be performing TONIGHT at Speak for Action's Open Mic night in aid of Refugee Action.

Doors open at 8.45pm. Readings start at 9pm and J.S. will be performing for 10 minutes at around 9.20pm. Entry fee is £3 and will go to Refugee Action and Cambridge Hub.

The venue is Clare College Cellars, Clare College Cambridge, CB2 1TL.