Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oaths, Jess from After Iris

about the poet.
Jess lives in Birmingham, United Kingdom, with her husband David and children Ava and Moe. Jess' second daughter Iris was stillborn May 2008. For work, Jess creates and facilitates drama-based communication and cultural programmes for large organisations. She also owns a family business with her husband: an artisan cheese shop and deli called Capeling and Co. She maintains a blog called After Iris. Jess has begun a blog, After Iris Reads Aloud, where she makes voice recordings of a favorite poem or meaningful piece of writing in the memory of a loved one.


  1. I love this, so powerful, so true, and so beautifully read.

  2. Fantastically written, love the one long sentance at the start and brilliantly read. You sound a bit like Emma Thompson.

    Of course it is so true too. As well as loosing our daughters, we have also lost our naivity, no longer can we make promises as we are not sure we can keep them.

    Take care

  3. so neat to hear your voice jess! beautifully done. xo

  4. I love this Jess. Love love love.

  5. So well written, and so powerful. I love it.

  6. that was awesome. love hearing your voice jess. thank you. xo


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