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:
Review by Wayne Jacobsen, author, speaker, publisher of ‘The Shack’:
Review by the Church Times:
Amazon Customer Reviews:
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.
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/