The Weather Report is my second collection, self-published in 2014.
‘Funny fresh playful, absurd, yearning, elegiac, dark and wicked: Kerry Hammerton’s second collection sings deeply human songs or love and heartbreak’ Finuala Dowling.
My debut collection of poetry, These are the lies I told you, was published by Modjaji Books in October 2010.
‘Hammerton’s poetry tells stories we never tire of living and reliving especially when told new. Her light, sometimes witty, understated control of words, makes this telling deliciously new.’ Moira Richards (Review in Cape Times Friday 12 November 2010)
‘In the past couple of months I have dipped into you poetry collection…to savour a taste of what you write….but yesterday I read The Lies I told You from cover to cover. I found it an extraordinary collection…so much tenderness and heartache….I am very moved by your beautiful words.’ Joanne Hichens, author of Divine Justice and Sweet Paradise. (Her Facebook page can be found by following this link: Joanne Hichens)
The paperback as well as ebook (kindle and epub formats) of both my collections can be bought directly from me.
Both of my collections are available as eBooks via Amazon. Here is a link to my Amazon Author Page: Kerry Hammerton.
My poetry appears in the following anthologies:
Hallelujah for 50ft Women. Edited by Raving Beauties and published by Bloodaxe Books. (2015)
Difficult to Explain. Edited by Finuala Dowling and published by hands on books (2010).
Africa, My Africa. Edited by Patricia Schonstein and published by Africa Sun Press.(2013)
One of my poems appears in the international Rhino anthology created by Harry Owen to raise money for Rhino conservation. The collection is called For a Rhino in a Shrinking World. The full story about the anthology can be found on the following website: For a Rhino in a Shrinking World.
Heart of Africa! Edited by by Patricia Schonstein and published by Africa Sun Press.(2014)
Poems also appear in the McGregor Poetry Festival Anthologies for 2013, 2014 and 2015.