How not to multitask by Jo Weston
There are some wonderful poems in this short pamphlet. I am particularly struck by Weston's ability to pinpoint, tersely and vividly, moments of tension, where possibilities present themselves concurrently, the past plays havoc with the present, or an ideal confronts reality. Not that this is a glum pamphlet - far from it. It is both uplifting and real, and full of wit and hope.
- Rory Waterman, Poet
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In HOW NOT TO MULTITASK hard moments of experience and memory are balanced with submersions in sunlight and nature. HOW NOT TO MULTITASK explores the difficulty of juggling issues in ‘normal life’ with those which occur in extenuating circumstances, and the struggle to combine these into a new perspective.
Everyday challenges around home, relationships and nature, interweave with those caused by chronic illness, cancer and issues around mental health. These poems will appeal not only to people with experience of serious or long-term illness, but to anyone who has wrestled with old and new ‘normals’ which, since the arrival of covid-19, has become a familiar challenge.