Poetry Performances

Janine's poetic performances.

Funny, biting and original.
Francesca Martinez

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

You'll love her set, even if you usually think poetry is a bit shit. Honest.
Cassandra Fox, Thee Faction / The Wimmin's Institute / 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

Poems for Jeremy Corbyn

14/10/2016 - 19:00

Fifty poets have contributed to an anthology of poems in support of Jeremy Corbyn and the movement that is taking Labour towards opposing austerity, kicking out the Tories, implementing socialist politics and reconnecting with working-class people.
At this event, of them will read/perform, and you can buy this memorable collection of verse.

Poetry at SausageFest!

29/08/2016 - 12:00

Janine performs poetry at this bank holiday fiesta featuring vegan BBQ, music and a collection point for donations to Calais refugees.
Venue: Royal Sovereign, 64 Northwold Road E5 8RL

'Stand Up and Sock It to them, Sister' in Edinburgh

17/08/2016 - 13:00

Janine makes a short poetic contribution to this event to mark the launch of Gwenno Dafydd's book 'Stand Up & Sock it to them Sister'. There will be some 'Funny, Feisty Females' to entertain you at Footlights Bar and Restaurant, 7 Spittal Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DY (Walk to the bottom end of the Grassmarket, 5 minutes walk down West Port then up Fountainbridge and you will see it).

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