I read Things I Did Not Do On The Weekend several times on a Sunday. I rarely read poems that are not my own more than once. This book came along when I was wishing for poetry and delivered beautifully. Dreena Collins fabulous collection describes experiences of living in contemporary society in the same relatable accessible manner that can be found in her short stories. If I Told You That I Loved You Would You Empty the Bin? made me smile from its listing on the contents page alone. I’m very glad this book comes under Things I Did Do On The Weekend perhaps next weekend it will be on your list – unless you can’t wait till then.
Dreena Collins was born in Jersey, Channel Islands. She has a background in teaching, with a degree and a Masters’ degree in English Literature, as well as postgraduate teaching and Special Educational Needs qualifications. She now works as the Service Manager for a mental health charity. She lives with two males and a dog.
Previous publications include poetry featured in Mslexia magazine and Interchange periodical. She has been shortlisted and longlisted in several writing competitions, including the internationally celebrated ‘Bridport Prize’.
Things that Dreena loves include comfortable shoes, island holidays, spicy food, irreverence, and her family.
She dislikes intolerance (and Jaffa Cakes).