We Are The Winter People – the Collected Poems of Jenny Rowbory, is out now as an audiobook, ebook and paperback
This book is the next big push in Jenny’s Herculean fundraising attempt for life-saving surgery in the US, which is not available to her in the UK.
More details on what exactly the fundraising is for can be found at www.gofundme.com/savejenny. Proceeds of the book will go directly to this goal.
Buy We Are The Winter People
We Are The Winter People is available as a paperback, ebook or audiobook.
The audiobook was produced by Elliott Frisby of Monkeynut Audiobooks and narrated by Angharad Price (@aejprice) an actress who also has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Angharad read Jenny’s poems at the November 2020 fundraising event.
Print Book ISBN: 978-1-3999-0047-8
What people have said
“This is a vital, fluent, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking collection about the reality of suffering, by a poet whose energy and grace are always salted with wryness.”Martyn Halsall, poet and author of ‘Sanctuary’, writing in the Church Times
“Absolutely loved it!”Adrian Plass, bestselling author of ‘The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Aged 37 3/4’ and more
“These are poems for you, especially if you are going through some very deep waters. Her words are brutally honest, at times playful, even in her disappointments. But they are full of life and encouragement. I was going through a deep place myself and I found her poems a wonderful encouragement to finding God’s love in the midst of excruciating and incomprehensible pain.”Wayne Jacobsen, bestselling author of ‘He Loves Me!’
Any reader finishing the book is left with a sense of hope and resilience because, despite everything, Jenny Rowbory has a deep faith in God. Although she sometimes flails out at Him, ‘Can’t You Be A Magician, Lord?’, and sometimes questions her relationship with Him, ‘Let Me In’, she has faith that God is always there for everyone.Clare Dudman, award-winning author of ‘Edge of Danger’ and ‘A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees’
“Full of raw beauty and rare insight, these are poems that bypass your mind and go straight for the solar plexus. Her poetry will instantly resonate with anyone who has experienced loss and lostness. I heartily commend her poetry as a wise and empathetic companion in the face of all kinds of suffering.”Tanya Marlow, disability campaigner and author of ‘Those Who Wait’
Reading by Angharad Price
Here you can see video of Angharad Price reading one of the poems in Jenny’s collection:
Biography of Jenny Rowbory
Jenny Rowbory was born in 1986 in Ashford, Middlesex, and currently lives in Wales. During her first year at university in 2004, she became ill with a virus that caused severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord), causing Jenny to become bed-bound and acutely ill for the last sixteen and a half years.