28 July 2019

Six Things I Wish Were Better Known

J.S.Watts has been chatting with Ivan Wise of the Better Known podcast about six things she wishes were better known: the painter Basil Ede, Poetry, The French Horn, Bats, Bartlow Hills and Chalk Streams. You can hear what she had to say for herself by going to betterknown.co.uk/2019/07/28/js-watts/.

For the record, she knows she got the location of the River Piddle wrong and is very embarrassed about it because half of her family come from Dorset...

The Better Known podcast website provides interesting links to all six things talked about, but, if you have the time and are interested, you also might light to check out:

Basil Ede: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Ede

Bartlow Hills: http://wouldbephotography.blogspot.com/2019/04/bartlow-hills.html

Chalk Streams: https://waterlightproject.org.uk

10 July 2019

Double Helpings in August

August's Writers' Club will be doing double, when J.S. Watts leads on two topics instead of the usual one.

8 July 2019

The Seven Faces of Mister Death

Over on The Reaper today there is a brand new and rather dark poem by J.S. Watts, The Seven Faces of Mister Death.

For those interested in the technicality of such things, it is a prose poem with numbers. It may also be disturbingly contemporary.

To read the poem (it is free) simply click on the poem's title above.

3 July 2019

Landscape and Maps

J.S. is pleased to have a new poem, "Timeless", in the land mass of poems that constitutes issue 16 of the Writer's Cafe Magazine, "Landscape and Maps".

You can read the magazine for free and online here