Drunk Love Sober Death Available Now

A captivating collection of poems influenced by being drunk, being in love, becoming sober, and dealing with death and grief; though not necessarily all at the same time.

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My collection of poetry, Drunk Love Sober Death is available now!

This book is a culmination of:

  • Thinking I needed to be drunk to write poetry
  • Travelling the world trying to find love
  • Losing all my written works in a house fire
  • Realising that alcohol inhibits writing
  • Discovering being alcohol-free actually promotes creativity
  • Losing several friends and relatives in the same year
  • Overcoming grief with a new outlook on life

It features over one hundred poems, songs and micro stories split into two books. Book one features poems originally lost in the house fire, saved by my younger self, who hand-wrote my favourite poems into several notebooks and gifted them to my closest friends. One of those notebooks survived and Emma, posted her notebook back to me, a few months after the fire.

Re-reading those early words sparked my drive and in trying to rediscover the zest of writing furiously, I recalled removing alcohol was a major contributing factor to previous writing success (when I wrote my play, Compass).

So I removed alcohol, switching to cold fruit tea and unsurprisingly, words flowed freely. This productivity continued into songs, articles, novels and podcasts.

Drunk love Sober Death is available now.

Download a free sample here, or buy the full book now.

Get it on Apple Books

If you’re in Sydney or the Blue Mountains, come along to the official book launch and pick up a signed copy of Drunk Love Sober Death, at Chapters and Leaves Tearoom, Faulconbridge. Register here for more info.

Buy Drunk Love Sober Death now from the following retailers:

Printed book

Eventually it will also be available at Foyles and Booktopia.


Alternatively you can ask your local bookshop or library to order a copy using:
ISBN: 978-0-6488132-1-7 (print edition)
ISBN: 978-0-6488132-0-0 (ePub edition)
ISBN: 978-0-6488132-3-1 (Audiobook edition – Released late 2020).

For more books by Jade Jackson, visit: https://jadejackson.com.au/books

Drunk Love Sober Death Merchandise on Redbubble.

If you’d like custom, poetry themed merchandise including t-shirts, stickers and notebooks created by me, check out my Red Bubble Shop.

Here you’ll find selections of my poetry which you can purchase on a variety of products to showcase your favourite words.

I’ll be adding to my collection of designs so be sure to bookmark and favourite my Redbubble Shop to keep up with future designs as they’re released. If you find a favourite poem in my book that is yet to appear on a sticker or t-shirt then please let me know and I’ll see what I can arrange.

Listen to my podcast episode about poetry which includes samples.

Thanks for your support, this book has been years in the making and is something I envisioned since I first started writing poetry.

Thanks for reading!

Jade Jackson – Listen to my podcast Jade Talks Travel
Author | Podcaster | Photographer

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