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Jennifer Juan Announces New Poetry Collection

London – United Kingdom – March 18th 2019 – Press Release

Author and musician, Jennifer Juan has announced the release of her brand new poetry collection, Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back, a triumphant cry of freedom, and an emancipation from the old insecurities and ideals that so many find themselves trapped by, inspired by her experiences, available from the 31st of May 2019.
Announcing the books release date of Friday May 31st 2019, with a sepia soaked book trailer, featuring a narration of the poem Necklace, a mournful reflection on the rising levels of suicides across the UK, taken from the collection, and presented over a set of stunning vintage visuals, setting the scene for the kind of content readers can expect to read in the book upon release.

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Filled with honest, healing verses, Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back tells a story of self discovery, and the road to self acceptance, with Juan offering perhaps her most confessional offering to date, as she opens up about her struggles with mental health, how western beauty standards affect her self image, as a biracial woman, and how she struggled to come to terms with her sexuality.
“It was very difficult to deconstruct some of my experiences and turn them into something new, but I think it helped me a lot too.” Said Jennifer Juan, discussing the collection. “Removing the power from your pain can be such a healing experience, and it helps you to understand what you went through too.”


Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back comes after the release of Jennifer Juan’s latest single, A View From The Bridge, a haunting piano led ballad, which has amassed thousands of plays on Spotify alone, less than a month after release.
Juan will be performing at two dates in London, to give a preview of her latest book, reading at feminist arts event She Grrrowls on the 5th of April 2019, and at the inaugural Poet’s Dictionary event, on the 8th of April.


“Juan’s language is accessible and the poems are about the here and now, about contemporary subjects that we are all familiar with and that, to me, is its big appeal.” said KateKreates.co.uk, when discussing Juan’s work, which has drawn comparisons to legendary American poet Sylvia Plath, by writer Laura Sansom, and praise from star of Amazon’s Transparent, Trace Lysette, who said, “Jennifer, this is beautiful. Made me tear up.” when discussing Juan’s poem A Song For Venus, from her previous collection Kissing Boys, Just For The Thrill.
Jennifer Juan’s new poetry collection, Ol’ Brown Eyes Is Back is available from JenniferJuan.com and from Amazon stores worldwide, on both Kindle and in Paperback, from the 31st of May 2019.

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A Moonlit Kiss in The West End

I remember you,

six foot something sunset,

who ran away from the circus.

Waiting in a Chinatown alley,

to entice me to the dark, with candy clouds.

 

 

Your name melted on my tongue,

sensual, sugary syllables,

dancing down my throat,

and back out.

I spelled it out in sighs, drinking in the sights.

 

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My heart,

in your eyes,

claimed and captured.

My hands, branded and glued,

to the saccharine sensation of belonging to you.

 

 

I could see the moon,

the stars drew near,

but you banished the night,

until the sky was nothing more,

than pretty lights for me to spy.

 

 

I forgot how to breathe,

pressing my lips to yours,

stealing your air,

and tasting your intentions,

sweeter and more addictive than your name.


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Abuela’s Ashes

They sense you,

you know,

your songs spill to the streets.

They hear you,

in the line outside,

discussing a new centrist party,

that will definitely work out,

and an article you read,

in Lenny,

about why ironic, hipster racism,

is actually the best weapon against the far right,

or something.

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They are hunting you,

as you enter the club,

but you are safe.

They watch you,

you know,

as the long suffering bar staff,

patiently wait for you to finish talking,

about this totally amazing girl you saw,

singing new wave acoustic death metal,

at the local fair trade coffee shop.

They can see that the bar staff want you to shut up,

order a drink,

and go away.

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They see you,

dancing with your friends,

but,

as always,

you are safe.

They approach you.

They smile at you,

and from the pockets of their pressed suits,

they produce,

a bag of my abuela’s ashes.

You smile too,

and you are suddenly dancing in a new way,

that only you and they understand,

and into your hand,

goes my abuela’s ashes,

maybe some other people too,

but don’t worry,

just as it always is,

you are safe.

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You escape,

once again to the bathroom.

They are no longer hunting you.

You inhale and return to the party,

clothes,

red,

blood on your hands,

up your nose,

but you,

you already know what I’ll say,

you are safe,

just like always,

you are safe,

and so are they,

buying and selling abuelas and tias,

hermanos and hermanas,

from Colombia,

Peru,

Mexico,

Bolivia,

and now,

on your own streets,

your city’s blood,

is all across your face,

grinded down to pleasant powder,

the human cost,

in a format you don’t have to think about,

so you are safe.


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New Video: Love Is Love


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Parma Violet Prince

Opium,

under my skin,

soaked into my soul,

slightly sweet,

supernaturally seductive.

 

My parma violet prince,

on the air,

my mind,

my lips,

nestled in my neediest nights,

when I creep down the stair case,

sniffing and sighing,

like a mad woman.

You are my affliction,

addiction,

obsession,

conviction.

I am handcuffed to heaven,

living in violent,

violet,

vintage.

 

I am driven to distraction,

destitution,

and desire,

by your slightly sweet,

supernaturally seductive scent.


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