24 September 2022


Underword, J.S.Watts' third full poetry collection and fifth poetry publication, is due to be published by Lapwing Publications in Winter 2022.

In an age where we can talk about anything, we remain reticent about death. It is an integral, complex, unavoidable part of life, the one guaranteed thing all of us will experience, but it remains our final taboo. Underword is a poetry collection that is not afraid to examine death from many angles and viewpoints. Loosely following the narrative flow of the story of Orpheus, the poems of Underword explore life, dying, death, mourning, moving on, hell and the afterlife, hope, disintegration and despair, and endings. Death is as limitless and as limiting as life. Its stories are many.

Please keep an eye on this website for further details as the publication date gets closer.