24 November 2022

The Word is "Underword"

Underword, J.S. Watts' third full poetry collection (and fifth poetry book) is now out in the big, wide world.

You can buy a copy from this website, via Amazon or from the book's publisher, Lapwing Publications.

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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.

19 November 2022

A Winter's Tale

J.S. will be one of the authors reading new writing inspired by lines from The Winter's Tale. Come and listen to them at St. John's College, Cambridge or via Zoom. See bit.ly/futurekaraoke for attendance information.

4 November 2022

London Buses

 It seems published poems come along like London buses, which is appropriate as J.S.'s poem Urban Pulse can be found in issue 67 of The Journal.