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A poetry pamphlet by the UK poet J.S.Watts.

The Earth is the only known planet with seas of liquid water across its surface. It contains more water than land (approximately 71% of the planet is covered in water). Britain is an island surrounded by sea. There is every chance that humanity’s primitive ancestors first crawled out of the sea to become land dwellers. Over half o
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Paperback, 33 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by Dempsey & Windle
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Darrin
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, giveaways
I read and then re-read The Submerged Sea, usually the last thing before bed after putting down my other books. Two big positives for me...the theme of the sea and the author's obvious love and respect for it.

I tend to view what I read through the lens of past experiences and I like poetry and prose that brings back memories or emotions.

The poem Gull, was one of several favorites in this book because it immediately brought back memories of my childhood trips to Ft. Meyers beach in Florida with
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Tabitha Vohn
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: high-brow, poetry
Vivid, Descriptive, Evocative.

The synopsis of J. S. Watts' The Submerged Sea perfectly surmises its ongoing motif. It is a collection of poems that revolve around the essence of water, within humanity and on earth. The poems are filled with lush descriptions of seascapes, and I found myself being reminded of the Romantic poets who sought their solitude in nature and found enlightenment there. The imagery is very evocative and the reader is transported to each new scene the poet creates.

Among my
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Ellen Roberts Young
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
J. S. Watt’s The Submerged Sea is a brief chapbook which contains a wide range of ideas and images. The title may suggest the inner sea of the unconscious, but it can also mean the ancient seas which exist (in “More Songs from the Submerged Sea”)
below high-seas of lush green grass
still undulating
There are also shipwrecks submerged in the sea.
The lingering effect of this set of poems, however, is not immersion, but motion. In “Old Man of the Sea”
waves roll with the punch of the wind,
which has com
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J.S. Watts is a British poet, novelist and short story writer.

She was born in London and now lives and writes in East Anglia. In between, she read English at Somerville College, Oxford and spent many years working in the UK education sector.

Her poetry, short stories and book reviews appear in publications in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the States and have been broadcast on BBC and
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