Posts Tagged ‘Published Work’

Smoking Cessation Poetry Booklet

February 11, 2010

Poems and illustrations on the theme of smoking, by BrightSparks poets and artists, are now available in a beautiful booklet. Download the poetry booklet here.

BrightSparks Smoking Cessation Poetry Booklet February 2010

BrightSparks Smoking Cessation Poetry Booklet February 2010


From Blue to Me… CD album

December 17, 2009

From Blue to Me is a collection of music by mental health service users that are members of BrightSparks.

From Blue to Me - album cover

Artwork, recording and production by SUNFLOWER SESSIONS LOGO except tracks 2 and 7. Copyright assumed by individual artists.

Track listing

Shiloh Christ – Close to You (3:25)
The Kozmic Frogs – Creative Cafe Theme (1:36)
Robin Resistant – Memories (3:21)
Clara La La Ishi – Falling in Love (0:35)
Lauren M Foster – I don’t care if you go (2:58)
MC Pinball (Vernski) feat DJ Atmosphere – Live at Devonshire Place #1 (3:13)
The Kozmic Frogs – Strung Out (4:03)
Lauren M Foster – One of those nights (2:11)
MC Pinball (Vernski) feat DJ Atmosphere – Live at Devonshire Place #2 (2:26)
Shiloh Christ – Its you….. (2:50)
Robin Resistant – ResiStants is Useless (2:50)
Clara La La Ishi – Freespirit (0:57)
Robin Resistant – Bonus (4:03)

Special thanks to The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital as our funder. This production is supported by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

To buy a copy, or for more information, contact Tim Sayers by telephone on 0795 687 9482 .

Design a cover for “Kapow!” – an anthology of new writing

February 23, 2009

Would you like to have your very own artwork on the front cover of a collectable anthology of new writing and your creative talents acknowledged on the back cover?

If the answer is yes then get to it. You have until the 23rd February 2009 to email your submissions to the anthology committee at

The 120 page anthology will include original short stories and poetry of Nottingham Trent University’s MA students and their guest contributors. It will be professionally printed as an A5 paperback.

Images need to be emailed in JPEG (.jpg) or high resolution PDF (.pdf) format and must be original, finished pieces of work. The image should be inspired by the anthology title Kapow! and should be accompanied by a short description of the work to explain its relevance.

The anthology committee will decide which image best fits the collective consciousness of Kapow! and inform the lucky winner no later than 9th March 2009. Unsuccessful entries will not be returned but all artists will be informed of the outcome. The committee’s decision will be final. Please make sure your name and address and contact details are included with each entry – you may submit more than one. The deadline for entries is Monday 23rd February 2009. No entries will be accepted after this date.

How simple could it be?


May 18, 2007

Cardiff is one of those words.
If language is a map, words
ordered by their relationship,
it is right out there, so far
off in the open it is nowhere.

It is one of those words, that
you know, you recognise, you
remember but you just don’t know
what it means. You carry it
around, but you can’t get it
out of the herd. I guess cows
recognise each other with that
black and white pattern I guess is
unique-but then I know you all
but don’t recognise your fingertips.
Cardiff is one of those words.
I know it’s there
in Wales, but where in Wales.
I don’t know. I don’t know who does
Cardiff is one of those words.
So is death.

Jo Swift