Left school and home at 16, drifted, got married, drifted some more, lived in Australia and Canada, did dead end jobs, took 'A' Levels at Rumney Tech, Cardiff, while my then husband, Boyd, went to the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Graduated in Philosophy from Durham University. Co-wrote (as Jane Clack), Satellite City - a sitcom broadcast on BBC Wales. Self-published two children's e-books as Jane Clack. Have lived in Cornwall for the past 25 years. Have been writing poetry since 2015. Fave poets - R.S. Thomas/Janet Frame. That's all folks! Published: The Caterpillar Magazine #9 2015. Luminous Echoes (Into the Void) 2016. Poems to Keep (Dempsey & Windle) 2017. The Journal #53 2017. Ver Poets 10-Liners 2017. A Restricted View from Under the Hedge #1 & #2 2018. The Road to Clevedon Pier (Hedgehog Poetry Press) 2018. South #57 2018. What the Elephant Said to the Peacock (Dempsey & Windle) 2018. Lighten Up Online 2018. Orbis #184 2018. The Frogmore Papers #93 2019. South #59 2019. Runcible Spoon Feb 2019. Whirlagust (Yaffle Press) 2019. Eye Flash Poetry's 'Pills' pamphlet 2019. Runcible Spoon Oct 2019 The Journal #58 2019. The Moth #39 2019. Twice shortlisted in the Bridport Prize (2015 & 2016). Winner of LVU2 2016. Honourable mention in Poetry Pulse 2016. Longlisted in the Tongues & Grooves Prose Poetry Competition 2017. Highly Commended in the YorkFest Poetry Competition 2018. Longlisted in the Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize 2019. Shortlisted in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019.
R.S. Iconic tones preach Cymru’s pangs from the pulpit, of a smartphone. Border baggage echo-streamed to my ear. Lyric luggage left in an infinite engine room; a virtual lost and found furnace room— The Machine. (Published in The Journal 2019) washed up Naked you lie, tide on the turn an affront to the breaking day foam slaps bruised bloated form; your uniqueness ebbed away. (Published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press 2018)
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