We’re very happy to announce that we are now taking preorders for our new anthology, which will be released in early February. We’ll do a cheeky cover reveal soon!
If you’d like a copy:
About the anthology:
It’s called Us Versus Virus. It features 37 poems about the coronavirus pandemic, from watching the news to hugging family and dreaming of when it’s all over, with most things in between. Poems are in seven different languages, English, French, Portuguese, Tamil, Spanish, Romanian and Farsi. We have several illustrations too.
We’re really proud of it!
It’s being published by Beam Editions, who have done a really good job with the manuscript and have a history of making high quality books.
The process of putting this anthology together has allowed us to reconnect with long time worldjammers and also meet many new ones.
By and for worldjammers:
We’re obviously going through a very difficult time at the moment, not just with the third (is it the third, I lose count) national lockdown, but also the feeling of absent connection and the depths of winter.
Putting this anthology together has really helped us feel a connection to our community and we hope that shows in the book.
Please tell your friends and family about it too, we want as many people as possible to get some positivity from our creation!
Here’s what people said about our last anthology:
“This book is an open door to the party, where strangers become friends and friends become family. These poems are fusion food to be shared, these words are new flavours to be tasted and these memories are recipes to pass on.
I keep going back for more.”
Anne Holloway – Big White Shed
This anthology is something very special, pulling together contributions from over twenty writers working in a variety of different languages. It embodies the welcoming, collaborative spirit of the World Jam collective, and of the city of Nottingham.
The poems in this collection are hopeful, but they don’t shy away from some of the more difficult aspects of modern culture. An uplifting read and thoroughly recommended.”
Leanne Moden – Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature
Stay safe out there, everyone, and we hope to see you soon!