Poetry Performances

Janine's poetic performances.

Funny, biting and original.
Francesca Martinez

Brilliant. Her poem 'Night Tube' is Auden-esque.
Jeremy Corbyn MP

Janine Booth is a 1980s poet who just happens to be a 2010s poet too: her vitriol and stage-presence are, if anything, more finely-honed than they were back then (she's put the years in, after all) and it's great to see her winning over new audiences every time she performs. And even better, she's not simply resurrecting past glories but continues to produce new material all the time. Highly recommended!
Russell Thompson, Apples and Snakes

A one-woman riot.
Joelle Taylor

Janine Booth brings humour to her politics. Her poetry is passionate and on point, and audiences are won over by her down to earth manner and wry witticisms. Don't let the bastards grind you dour.
Tim Wells

As ever, Janine’s poetry charmed, wowed and inspired a packed venue. I’m always amazed how she gains and holds the attention of an audience who’ve come to watch loud music, and immediately turns them into fans. Love her to bits.
Cassandra Fox, Loud Women

Utterly magnificent.
Phill Jupitus

Janine Booth came to Sunday Slips and blew our mind. Her words are full of honesty and power, she welcomes communication and growth! Janine shook our souls and moved the dialogue of the night to a deeper meaning. She always has a home in Berlin at Sunday Slips. Thank You Janine Booth, from the family at FREUDIAN slip club.
Liliana Velásquez

Stormed my Glastonwick festival in 2015, will go down equally well at a union rally, a poetry festival, a punk gig, or anywhere where people appreciate intelligent, angry, funny words.
Attila the Stockbroker

Side splitting and hard hitting.
Oliver New, Ealing Trades Union Council

Janine Booth is one of the best spoken-word artists around and her characteristic humour, laced with biting truths and social commentary, never fails to move hearts and minds. 
Bob Oram, Morning Star

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..

DMWs at Loose Muse, London

11/07/2018 - 19:30

Janine will be performing poems from 'Disaffected Middle-aged Women' at LOOSE MUSE – London’s Premiere Women’s Writers Night.

Venue: upstairs @  The Sun Pub, 21 Drury Lane (on the corner of Betterton Street), London WC2B 5RH - 8.00 p.m. - doors open from 7.30 pm.  £6.00/£5.00 concessions. 

Launch of Grenfell Tower poetry anthology

27/04/2018 - 19:00

Janine is one of fifty poets who has contributed to this anthology of verse about the Grenfell Tower fire.

Join us at this launch event. Venue: Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham St, WC2H 9LA.

Poets reading their work: Pat Winslow, Tom McColl, George Szirtes, Neil Reeder, Andrew Dixon, S.O. Fasrus, Peter A. Kelly, Gillian Laker, Caroline Maldonado, Janine Booth, Kevin Higgins, Nick Moss, Myra Schneider, Lindy Newns

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