In celebration of National Poetry Day 2012

Today is National Poetry Day. What is it that makes you love one poem and hate another? For me, the most special poems are the ones that do the following:

The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.

~ Hector in ‘The History Boys’ by Alan Bennett

Here are a few of my favourite poems being read aloud (at the launch of my poetry book ‘Rainbows in my eyes’):

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(Photography by Ian Rowbory. Production and soundtrack by David Rowbory.)
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Reviews of ‘Rainbows in my eyes’:

Review & interview by Clare Dudman, award-winning British novelist:

http://keeperofthesnails.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunday-salon-rainbows-in-my-eyes-by-jk.html

Review by Wayne Jacobsen, author, speaker, publisher of ‘The Shack’:

http://www.lifestream.org/content/rainbows-my-eyes

Review by the Church Times:

http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/content.asp?id=99038

Amazon Customer Reviews:

http://bit.ly/kL7he7

Jenny welcomes all reviews. So if you’ve read ‘Rainbows in my eyes’, we would love you to write a review either on Amazon or your blog or if you write for a magazine/newspaper.

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Severe M.E. and me – my story: https://www.jkrowbory.co.uk/severe-me-and-me-–-my-story/
Why care about M.E.?: https://www.jkrowbory.co.uk/2011/05/why-care-about-m-e-m-e-awareness-week-2011/