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Launching Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic & other offers/news

VERVE LAUNCH of BLOOD SUGAR, SEX, MAGIC – Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 7.30pm-8.45pm on Zoom

Free event – but registration through Eventbrite here required *

VERVE Poetry Press presents a Zoom event featuring Kayleigh Campbell, Sarah James, Kathy Pimlott & Georgina Wilding reading from their brand new VERVE collections.

The event will be hosted by VERVE publisher Stuart Bartholomew, will have live captioning and transcript by Web Captioner and all poems will be screen shared.

A link will be emailed to ticket holders an hour before the event begins.

To read along with the event, people can order a copy of Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic here or purchase all four titles in a special offer pack here.

* NB Registration for tickets closes at 5.30pm Wed 1st June.

OTHER BLOOD SUGAR, SEX, MAGIC NEWS

I’m delighted to share that ‘A Petal for Everything’ from Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic featured as the ‘Poem to Inspire’ in the May Mum Poet Club newsletter.

An author/collection feature for Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic, including three sample poems from the collection, has also been published at Creative Writing at Leicester here.

I’m very pleased too to share a snippet from another review:
‘“Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic” is a contemplative journey from childhood to adulthood of life with type 1 diabetes. Sarah James has a compassionate ear, she never turns to self-pity even when being mocked or describing the sense of unfairness at being disabled: having plans go awry or letting people down because of her diabetes. It’s a journey through acceptance and learning to live with its consequences through powerful, thought-provoking poems.’
Emma Lee, full review here.

I was also delighted to be invited onto (allFM)96.9‘s The Sunday Tea Show with Nat & Ruth to chat with Ruth O’Reilly about Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic diabetes, my writing life/inspiration and to share a few poems on Sunday, 8 May.

POETRY

I’m delighted to have two poems (Bark and Woodland Walk) and a photo-poem (Holly) inspired by a Worcestershire Poetry Society Stanza walk and workshop led by Andrew Hoaen published in a lovely pamphlet, Silva.

I’m also very pleased to have a humorous poem, The I.T. Guy, accepted for Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis.

FLASH

My light-hearted micro/dribble, Harry’s Latest Short Let, published on 50-Word Stories in May 2022.

I’m also very excited to have my drabble, In the Woodshed, published in The Dribble Drabble Review I-IV anthology, available here. And I have a dribble, From the ‘News of the World’ astro-desk, accepted for The Dribble Rabble Review Fall 2022 issue too!

PHOTOGRAPHY

I’m delighted to have my colour photo ‘the first ladybird’ used as the cover image for Southlight 31 and three black and white images, ‘Time Warp’, ‘The ghosts we carry with us’ and ‘Traces of Light’, featured inside.

My acrylic and photography mixed media piece ‘Always in Flight’ is also now online at Bealtaine magazine, issue 2, here.

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