Nail Varnish, James Mortimer’s debut poetry collection, is out now! Click on the cover below to buy it on Bandcamp! (Lots of other places coming soon!)
Nail Varnish is a 17-poem collection, recorded in January this year at Riverway Studios. These poems explore honesty, missing someone, alter egos, dancing, mental health, sex and lots of other stuff. I’m so excited and proud to finally release these poems, and I hope that you enjoy them. I hope they speak to you in a way poetry hasn’t before – and I hope that even if you hate poetry, you give them a chance. These are for you.
Lots of streaming services are coming very soon! Full details of where can be found here.
There’s still a chance to order limited edition, made-to-order physical CDs. They cost £10 and they’re individually designed. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for one of these.
To have these poems hanging around with me for so long has been a privilege, and it’s been so exciting to hear people’s reactions, people’s confidence in me and my work, and the poems spoken aloud. They exist in the world more than any of my poetry has before – and I couldn’t be prouder. (Until my next collection comes out, of course. I’ve already got about ten ideas for that competing in my head 24/7.)
Thank you for listening and for staying with me on this. There’s still a whole lot of stuff about this collection to come, and, of course, one day, more poetry… x