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Amplify by Allographic

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Buy the book direct from the publisher here. A poetry book by Janine Booth. “Amplify the voices that rarely get a hearing. Power up the megaphone and drown out the jeering. Amplify and magnify the voices that are hampered by … Read more

Speaking about Minnie Lansbury at HMP Holloway

Janine will tell the story of one of Holloway prison’s former residents at this event to mark the seventh anniversary of the prison’s closure and promote proposals for a progressive Women’s Building in its place. Venue: entrance to HMP Holloway, … Read more

Peterborough Radical Bookfair

Janine will be speaking and poeting. Details to follow! Venue: The George Alcock Centre, Whittlesey Road, Peterborough PE2 8QS

Poetry and Settled Status for All

Cheltenham Poetry Festival presents readings from the anthology, Poetry and Settled Status for All (CivicLeicester, 2022). Published in January this year, the anthology is inspired by and builds on how, around the world, campaigners are asking governments to give Settled Status, Indefinite … Read more

Poetry and Settled Status for All

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Janine’s sonnet, Another Country, is included in the anthology Poetry and Settled Status for All, published by Civic Leicester. It is reviewed in Cambridge University’s Varsity.

NeurodiVERSE in Brighton

Brighton launch of NeurodiVERSE, an anthology of poetry by neurodivergent writers Three of the contributors to (and two of the co-editors of) NeurodiVERSE provide the entertainment as we launch this anthology of poetry by neurodivergent writers. Henry Normal is an award-winning … Read more

NeurodiVERSE online

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Free. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neurodiverse-with-janine-booth-and-kate-fox-tickets-311910922967 Readings from new poetry anthology NeurodiVERSE, a collection of poems about the experience of neurodivergence from neurodivergent writers. Join editors Janine Booth and Kate Fox for this selection of readings from Flapjack Press’s new … Read more

Online Launch: Football is Poetry

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Football is Poetry is a 48 page poetic football sticker book , Compiled and edited by Mark Coverdale & Owen Collins , Illustrated by Mark Coverdale , Featuring: Attila the Stockbroker, Matt Abbott, Andrew Blair, Simon Blood, Janine Booth, Rob … Read more

What they are saying about ‘Unprecedented Rhymes’


Buy it here. Janine’s poetry is a raw and powerful expression of the solidarity between working- class people (in all our diversity) throughout history but also particularly the community resistance and togetherness that we have felt during the pandemic. Nadia … Read more

Poems for the Year 2020

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Launching this anthology of pandemic poetry, Janine and other poets will read their contributions. Email Janine for Zoom link.

POSTPONED: Coronaverses Live! in Brighton

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This event will be rescheduled for the new year. Janine Booth and other contributing poets read poems from the anthology Coronaverses: poems from the pandemic at a Brighton venue with Covid safety measures in place. Details and tickets here.   … Read more

Author interview – premiere!

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Five Leaves bookshop, publisher of Janine’s biography of Minnie Lansbury, interviews Janine about writing, lockdown, politics, motivation and lots more. Warning: may contain book extracts and poetry.

Top Fades and Patterns

Man outside barber shop in Manchester: Top Fades and Patterns

This poem was written in response to this photograph, for a collection of poems inspired by photos taken in Manchester, called The People’s Republic of Mancunia, compiled by Flapjack Press. Top Fades and Patterns Standing outside, he is touting for … Read more

Video: Coronaverses Live


More than twenty poets read their contributions to the anthology Coronaverses: poems from the pandemic. Buy the book here.  

Attila Recommends CoronaVerses


Attila the Stockbroker gives his endorsement to CoronaVerses: poems from the pandemic. (Well, he does have a couple of poems in it!) And now for a passionate entreaty to buy a fantastic book of poetry. A few days into all … Read more

Fighting Tories: The Force Awakens – Online!

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Janine rants, recites and reads poems from her latest book, Fighting Tories: The Force Awakens. With special guest appearances from Attila the Stockbroker and Owen Collins. Click here to watch live on Janine’s Facebook Page.