Jo Weston is a writer and poet based in Nottingham. She has an MA in Creative Writing with distinction from Nottingham Trent University and was the first Writer in Residence at the Nottingham Maggie's Centre.
Jo's poetry has been shortlisted in the Bridport Prize, longlisted in the Mslexia Poetry Competition and in 2019 she was selected in the erbacce Prize to be a Featured Poet; for which an interview and group of her poems were published in issue 61 of the erbacce Poetry Journal.
In this pamphlet, 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.
The book launch will take place online at 6.30 – 7.30pm on 11 May. You can register to attend here