Beautiful Nowhere

My first full collection of poetry, Beautiful Nowhere, is due to be published on May 12th 2021 by Boatwhistle Books. It will be available from Waterstones and other bookshops,, or from the Boatwhistle website here:


Here is the bookseller title info. sheet:

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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