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How to Make a Dress out of Silence By Janice Windle
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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
Loving the Light By Janice Windle
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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
A Barrel of Monkeys By Janice Windle
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An anthology of poems by 42 writers associated with the "1000 Monkeys" group of writers and poetry performers, most from Guildford and the surrounding area. The first half of the anthology... More > is devoted to the winners and runners-up in the 2016 competition held by the group which is run by Dónal Dempsey and Janice Windle, both of whom have contributed poems to it. The competition was judged by Alywn Marriage, who also has poems published here. Guest contributors from beyond Guildford include Chrys Salt MBE; Bernard Kops; Steve Pottinger; 'Ghareeb Iskander and Bethany Pope.< Less
Sticky Ends and Squiggles By Janice Windle
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The 42 poems in this small book are not Great Literature, nor are the squiggles that illustrate some of them High Art. Janice Windle sets out a World View on subjects ranging from the perennial... More > problems of Who Should Do the Ironing and Ethical Internet Dating to advice on How to Avoid Divorce, with glances at the Pop Up version of the Kama Sutra and the pitfalls of Buying Too Many Shoes. This collection does not cover Janice's views on Politics or Human Rights, but does touch upon Animal Psychology and Goat Boots. It's all innocent fun, including (even) the Pop Up Kama Sutra.< Less
The Keystone Anthology By Janice Windle
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This is a collection of 120 poems by an eclectic range of poets. It includes poems by the eminent writer Bernard Kops (who has contributed two new, previously unpublished pieces), award winners... More > including Chrys Salt MBE, Wendy Klein and Bethany Pope, performance poets like Steve Pottinger, Ash Dickinson and Robert Garnham, and young emerging poets. There’s something for every taste here, the criterion for the editor’s choice being the poems’ accessibility and their value as oral, as well as written poetry. Janice Windle and Dónall Dempsey co-founded the loose collective “The 1000 Monkeys", referring to the saying that an infinite number of monkeys with keyboards, given an infinite span of time, will produce every work of literature ever written. The 1000 Monkeys have set themselves the task of publishing the best they hear.< Less