Beautiful Nowhere

My first full collection of poetry, Beautiful Nowhere, is now available from:

Boatwhistle Books at BEAUTIFUL NOWHERE | Boatwhistle;

Waterstones and other bookshops;

the Poetry Book Society (Beautiful Nowhere by Louisa Campbell – The Poetry Book Society);

and also from The Poetry Pharmacy at Beautiful Nowhere (

The Ward

Featured in the Poetry Book Society Bulletin, The Ward was published by Paper Swans Press in 2018. It was chosen as a textbook by Canterbury Christ Church University for the Applied Psychology department, and I used it to help University of Brighton Mental Health Nursing students increase their empathy with prospective patients.

You can read a review here: The Ward by Louisa Campbell – Sabotage (

Sold out on the Paper Swans website, I have a few author copies available. Eight of the poems or versions of them are in Beautiful Nowhere, so if you would like one, you can have a copy of the Ward for £3.00 including UK postage and packing. Just send me an email.

The Happy Bus

You can read a review here: The Happy Bus by Louisa Campbell – Sabotage (

The Happy Bus was my first published pamphlet of poetry. I used to perform it in upstairs rooms and back bars of pubs, wearing a wolf onesie. I kind of miss all that. The Happy Bus is still available on Lulu, at : The Happy Bus (

Here’s a daft photo of me reading from it at Roundabout Nights in Chatham:

And a video of some marvellous silliness on the night:

Louisa Campbell performs ‘Rat a tat tat’ at Roundabout Nights, Chatham – YouTube

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