This race of meltwater,
sweet talker, springs growth
in the winter
bed of the wood
Her first collection Not Lost Since Last Time was published by Oversteps Books in spring 2013. She has also published four other poetry pamphlets and is anthologised by Offa’s Press in The Poetry of Shropshire, Grey Hen Press in Running Before the Wind and Cinnamon Press in The Book of Euclid.
Jean was Poet in Residence at Logan Botanic Garden during August 2013, and works regularly with young writers’ groups and as a poet with elderly people. In April 2014 she’ll be reading at Wenlock Poetry Festival and in July at Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Her website is at www.jeanatkin.com