...You pick my arms up and spread them out
so we are matching. Our woollen scarves
touch our noses - catch our breath
like cloth balloons. We dig our feet into the soil
and stamp down into the very deep.
“These are poems full of wonder and surprise.. Jen Campbell tells us stories about growing up...; reimagining love, childhood and home in strange and magical ways.” Liz Berry
“Jen Campbell opens the doors wide and takes you through to her own fierce world where nothing goes unquestioned. A mixture of strong filmic images and rich language mean that the poems always keep their sense of wonder and strength.” Sarah Salway
"The writing is luminous, immediate, and (yes) magical. I imagine she fell in love with words early, spinning them into shining nets to save herself from a kind of drowning. She’s a real poet, in other words." - Marcia Menter
The Hungry Ghost Festival is published by The Rialto. Cover illustration is by Laura Barnard.
(You can read some of my poems at the links over here: http://www.jen-campbell.co.uk/poetry.html)
You can buy copies via The Rialto or, if you would like to buy a signed copy, then you can do so below (£5.50 plus postage). If you're outside the UK, click the drop down menu to select another postage option.
[if you'd like to order more than one copy, or pay using a different method [such as cheque or bank transfer], then drop me a line].
Here's a blog post with a little about me, and what The Hungry Ghost Festival is about.