1 March 2016

Years Ago You Coloured Me - The Launch

It's March and J.S.Watts' brand new poetry collection, Years Ago You Coloured Me, is out from Lapwing Publications. Cue fanfare of French Horns and a month long launch!

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.

You can see full details over on the Books page of this website (just scroll down to the Poetry section of the page) and needless to say, you can buy the book on Amazon and from this website, as well as from the publisher, Lapwing Publications, and selected stockists.

To celebrate the launch, there will be a variety of events and "occurrences" taking place across March, including several opportunities to hear J.S. read from her new collection. Check back regularly for further details, including news of the end of March launch event and a special, pre-launch event preview reading.