Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It . In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present. By the end of this book, Aphrodite will make … Continue reading Review: ‘Aphrodite Made Me Do It’ Trista Mateer
Check out the video for Shame on I swoon over fictional men's Facebook page. Yoga, mindful breathing, positive visualisation; tried them all but here I am still popping that daily pill without a moment's hesitation It's crazy how dependent I've become on this pill not even the size of the nail on my thumb How having Monday's pill … Continue reading ‘Shame’ – poem
Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry, has thrilled and entranced audiences the length and breadth of the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. Plum, her debut for Picador Poetry, is a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of her memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. This is a book about … Continue reading ‘Plum’ Hollie McNish
Why do I always title my posts in the third person, like my non-existent PA drafts them up for me? Anyway, here's a short ten minute recording of me attempting spoken word poetry and a bit of general chit chat (excuse the naughty words, I'm not the squeaky clean, sweet and innocent persona I exude … Continue reading Jazz dabbles in spoken word poetry
One of my latest pieces (originally published on Mirakee).
From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms. It seems that the world had been eagerly awaiting the publication of Rupi Kaur's the … Continue reading ‘The Sun and Her Flowers’ Rupi Kaur
There are days when you might feel that to some people your existence is a curse But know and remember this one truth; you're so wanted, loved and needed And I hope that one day the clouds will part and you'll gain a true sense of your self worth For anyone who needs a … Continue reading Curse – a poem
Today is National Poetry Day and since poetry is what brought my boyfriend and I together, I figured a sickly sweet love poem was apt ;D
Meet my constant companion; we met when I was in my mid teens Tell me, what do you think? Was our union simple coincidence or something just written in my genes?