Review of With Paper for Feet in Poetry Salzburg Review

We have a review of Jennifer A McGowan’s With Paper for Feet in Poetry Salzburg Review no 31 Autumn 2017 from Colin Pink.

And very appreciative it is too!

Here’s a taster

There’s a ribald, troubadour quality to McGowan’s poetry that reminded me strongly of the medieval French poet Francois Villon.

She retells traditional stories in a clear, conversational tone containing a generous dose of satire and wry humour. It’s a book that makes you smile.

Her clever, punchy, highly accessible writing has immediacy that I can imagine working very well as performance poetry.

 

The voices in McGowan’s verse are lively and compelling.

 

With Paper for Feet at Words and Ears

Jennifer A McGowan was one of the guest poets at Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon last week. here are the videos – this was the penultimate date in the With Paper for Feet tour, final outing is Cheltenham’s Buzzwords, on 30th April, I won’t be there to video so these are the final records of what has been a brilliant tour.

Another Witch

Bloody Corner

Lot’s Wife Considers Reincarnation

Cinderella’s Mother

A Sort of Love Story

Mr Fox

Mara Speaks

Something About Love

The Witch Box

Lillith Dreams Again of the End of the World

final With Paper for Feet dates

The final two dates for the With Paper for Feet tour are Thursday 30th March, at Words and Ears at the Swan in Bradford On Avon, and Sunday 30th April at Buzzwords at Exmouth Arms, Bath Road Cheltenham: two events run by others, in pubs!

Jennifer will be reading, and we’ll be along to support her in Bradford on Avon, but she’s on her own for Cheltenham. So if you are local to Bradford on Avon or Cheltenham, come along and say hello, and other supportive noises. Small entry charge and Open Mic at both events.

The Story Sessions- Retelling Tales- Jennifer A McGowan

Jennifer A  McGowan retells tales pretty much non-stop in her poetry. Here are her takes on Fairy Tales, the Bible, Shakespeare, Nigerian Folk Tales and Greek Mythology. These and more are available in With Paper for Feet

Jennifer is reading at Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon on 30th March, and Buzzwords in Cheltenham on 30th April.

With Paper for Feet at Lewisham Library – Video

Video

The Tour Continues

TONIGHT!! Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

Jennifer A McGowan reads from With Paper for Feet at North Kensington Library

The Tour continues:

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday 15/03/2017 7pm
Brockley Deli, The Story Sessions SE4 1BE

TOMORROW!!! Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

With Paper for Feet by Jennifer A McGowan read at Albion Beatnik – Videos

the tour continues:

Wednesday 15/03/2017 7pm
Brockley Deli, The Story Sessions SE4 1BE

Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

With Paper for Feet by Jennifer A McGowan Launch videos

Video

Tour continues:

Wednesday 15/03/2017 7pm
Brockley Deli, The Story Sessions SE4 1BE

Thursday 16/03/2017 7.30
West Greenwich Library SE10 8NN

Thursday 30/03/2017 7.30
Words and Ears
The Swan Bradford on Avon BA15 1LN

Sunday 30/4/17 8pm
Buzzwords
Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham GL53 7LX

International Women’s Day at Lewisham Library – videos

Here are a couple of video’s of Jennifer A McGowan reading and discussing her poetry from With Paper for Feet at our International Women’s Day event at Lewisham Library

Introduction to her fascination with witches

and her take on the witches from Macbeth, The Weird Sisters on the Make

You can next catch Jennifer reading her work at Retelling Tales,  The Story Sessions, 7pm Wednesday 15th March, at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE

and 7.30 Thursday 16th March at West Greenwich Library, Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN

 

Today! Celebrate International Women’s Day

A modest celebration, but nonetheless, our own.

join us tonight at 7pm at Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG where Jennifer A McGowan will read from her new collection With Paper for Feet, and Arachne owner, Cherry Potts will read from our other recent Poetry collection, Joy Howard’s Foraging.

here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer

Jennifer reading Phantom Pains in which past lives catch up

Joy reading Red Frock, Green Frock, celebrating the joys (and otherwise) of siblings.