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“This Is Not A Spectacle is a poignant and meditative commentary on the human existence. By way of captivating imagery and musicality, Kenyon’s words can be felt equally in the mind and in the heart.” – Ashley Jean Granillo, author of LOVE FROM THE BARRICADE

The extended version of This is not a Spectacle explores human curiosity towards strangers and investigates where curiosity becomes fascination with another’s grief or misfortune from afar.
It is an expression of anger from those who least want to be stared at and be put on display.

Praise for This is not a Spectacle, Edition 1:

“This is an incredible collection that builds powerfully in each of its pieces, as it tackles a variety of contemporary issues”

“A perfect read to cosy-up with and enjoy revisiting time and time again.”

“The visual in this chapbook was stunning.”

“Isabelle gives us such a beautiful insight into our fragile humanity, a must read for poetry lovers!”

In light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the short poetry collection will address sexual assault, drawing on the author’s own experience by examining what happens to bodies and minds after being assaulted.

“One of the bravest works of poetry I’ve ever had the honour of reading.” – Shelby Eileen, author of soft in the middle.

“The Body Remembers is raw and painful. It’s not pretty because it’s real. It is honest, giving truth to something many people shove into a dark closet.” – McKayla DeBonis, author of Semicolon.

“Brings power and strength not only to themself through writing this book, but to readers who need to know they are not alone.” – Isabelle Kenyon, author of Digging Holes To Another Continent.

“Melissa Jennings delves deep into the question of what it means to belong to ourselves once we’ve experienced pain.” – Caitlin Conlon, author of Cavity.

“A timely collection that has the difficult conversations about the traumas that our society perpetuates and many refuse to admit exist.” – Flose Boursiquot, author of Loudmouth.

“Brave and liberating, these words truly leave an ache in your chest.” – Danielle Paige, author of Exit Wounds

The Body Remembers will discuss the following: anxiety, blood, childhood abuse, depression, dissociation, post-traumatic stress disorder, rape, sexual assault, stalking, suicidal ideations. This is a graphic poetry collection. Please practice self-care during and after reading this collection.

These two are currrently on sale on Amazon! They are two of my favourite poetry collections so far this year, and I promise the two poets are worth following!


Four Questions with Melissa Jennings ( @thebookishpoet )

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Melissa Jennings

1, Tell us about you, and your writing (themes, influences etc.)

I’m an English literature student at university in Scotland. I’ve been writing poetry since 2016, but I’ve been writing creatively ever since I was in primary school. I write what I like to read. I’ve always been influenced by the supernatural and the workings of the universe, so this feeds into my writing.

2, What are some of the ways in which you promote your work, and do you find these add, or eat into, your time writing?

I use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Goodreads, as well as having my own website. Social media is incredible and it still amazes me how far my work reaches across the world. All of these accounts have their varying uses; Instagram is a much more visual platform compared to Twitter, so I try to accommodate to that without losing my originality. I’m still very much trying to figure out how to navigate the social media world. Self-promotion is just as important as the writing itself, especially if you’re an indie author such as myself. I love creating new ways of connecting with readers and fellow writers online.

3, What projects are you working on at present?

I’m working on about four different projects at the moment. Underworld, Ethereal, Dead Letter #2, and a novel. My second full-length poetry collection, Underworld, is due for release in September this year. Ethereal and Dead Letter #2 will be published in 2019, and my novel is a couple of years away yet.

4, What does poetry mean to you?

I never have a fixed answer to this question. For me, poetry is more than just words. Poetry is the language of the soul and mind. I don’t believe in a soul per say, but poetry allows me to connect with people on another level that I still can’t comprehend sometimes.

 

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In light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the short poetry collection will address what happens to bodies and minds after being assaulted.

To be self-published in April 2018.

 

 

 

 

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