A collection of 38 recent poems by Janice Windle, including love poems, memories and surreal humorous poems. The book is in three sections: Alchemy; Reliquary; Anti-Gravity: Alchemy offers poems that... More > reach behind everyday realities and find them transformed; Reliquary is a collection of memories and triggers of memories; Anti-gravity deals with the oblique angle of vision that keeps the poet smiling and writing.< Less
The forty-two poems in "Sticky Ends and Squiggles" do not aspire to the status of Great Literature, and the squiggles that illustrate some of them are not High Art. But Janice Windle sets... More > out her World View here, on subjects ranging from the perennial problems of Who Should Do the Ironing and Ethical Internet Dating, to advice on How to Avoid Divorce and the pitfalls of buying too many shoes. This collection does not cover Janice's views on Politics or Human Rights issues, but does touch upon Animal Psychology and Goat Boots.< Less
This is an edited collection of Janice Windle's small sketchbooks, compiled on her visits to the beautiful Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompeii. These little paintings are individual and original,... More > colourful and full of life and love - of the sun, and the clear light that bathes the flower-lined roads, the mountains and the beaches along this coast.
This is not a tourist guide, but one artist's experience of summers spent in a region that's next to Paradise. Alongside the pictures are short poems and haiku, for like so many artists and writers before her, the author has been inspired to celebrate the clear light, the fun-loving people, the incredibly blue sea and the historical sites of Italy, in images and words.< Less
In this second collection Janice Windle presents forty-five of her poems, written between 2010 and 2012, in an eclectic mix of the sublime and the slightly ridiculous, which, she maintains, mirrors... More > much of her life. Thoughtful and sometimes thought-provoking, she draws on a varied experience as artist and teacher, expatriate in the Far East and child of the mid-twentieth century. Her poems are honest, direct, sometimes funny, always constructed with the listener in mind.
Janice Windle lives in Guildford, Surrey, with her partner, poet Dónall Dempsey.< Less