The Subaltern's Swansong

- a rewrite of John Betjeman's The Subaltern's Love Song 

Young Duncan H Dunn was the subaltern's son
Born then withdrawn when the courting was won
Conceived in the back of the subaltern's car
His dad had not planned on it going so far

Hot Flush

by Donna How-I'm-Gonna-Cope-Come Summer

Sittin' here sweatin' my heart out waitin'
Waitin' for my temperature to fall
Tried about a thousand remedies lately
Want to bash my head on the wall

See the show! Disaffected Middle-aged Women

Performances booked so far. Click for details - and keep checking back for updates!:

Details to follow of gigs in Chesterfield, Grantham, Nottingham, Glasgow and the Edinburgh festival.

If you are interesting in booking Janine to perform Disaffected Middle-aged Women, email Janine.

About Disaffected Middle-aged Women

Disaffected youth have long been the folk devils of society: feral, angry and disobedient; and simultaneously neglected, mistreated and alienated. The conservative establishment fears their rebelliousness crashing into its comfortable political world. 
But is there another demographic which that same establishment would be well-advised to fear? Enter the Disaffected Middle-aged Women. Underpaid, pushed around, stressed out - and fighting back!
Janine Booth’s new collection brings together forty-something poems from the midst of maturity. They tell life stories and cautionary tales. They invite you to look at well-known stories from a different point of view. They watch television, stroll along the river, listen to music, work night shifts and ponder life’s scars. They take on issues including climate change, overbearing advertising, terror attacks, violence against women, the Grenfell Tower fire and the rise of the right. 
Many of these poems rhyme, some don’t. Some are formal – including a sonnet, a villanelle and a sestina – but most have a rhythm and style of their own. 
Janine Booth writes to amuse, to provoke thought, and to cheer on important struggles. Now, with the Disaffected Middle-aged Women, she is raising an army – and entertaining the troops.

The Girl from Clapham

Ever wondered what Squeeze's Up The Junction might look like from the woman's point of view?

I never knew it was Gordon
The guy who came from Morden
His face was cute and handsome
So that's when we began some
Adventure most romantic
Impassioned snogging antics
He said I wasn't common
His chat-up lines were rotten

DMWs at Something Else Sistafest 2018

08/06/2018 - 14:00

Janine performs on the Saturday evening of the second Something Else Sistafest at Spring Farm, Duns Tew, Oxfordshire.

Acts confirmed so far..
3 Daft Monkeys, Skewwhiff, Quercus Burlesque, International C*nt Collective, Army of Skanks, Lila J, Kristina Stazaker, Natures Cage, Sally Ironmonger, Muddy Summers & the Dirty Field Whores, plus spoken word from Laura Taylor, Janine Booth and Bethany Gee..

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