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  • CoronaVerses: poems from the pandemic
  • Published as the Covid-19 crisis really started to bite, this anthology was put together by Janine (with help from Attila the Stockbroker) and features over fifty poems by many varied poets.
  • NeurodiVERSE
  • An anthology of poems by neurodivergent (autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic, ADHD, etc) writers, co-edited by Janine and others, and published by Flapjack Press in 2022.

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

Solidarity on CoronaVerses: poems from the pandemic


Click here to read this very positive review. In a socially-distanced world this act of creating space for the looser, deeper observation poetry and other creative arts can make to our understanding of our present situation is important. If, like … Read more

CoronaVerses: poems from the pandemic

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Buy the ebook online here! This book is emerging in the UK at the very beginning of April 2020. Coronavirus has already killed over two thousand people in this country and many thousands more around the world. We are under … Read more

This Place

I come to see you in this place A train, a bus, a longish walk A mask of growth veneers your face We picnic, catch up, laugh and talk A train, a bus, a longish walk They brought you here … Read more

Spoken Word London: Anti-Hate Anthology Launch

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Venue: Bunker Theatre UK, 53a Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU Spoken Word London celebrates its fifth anniversary by publishing an anthology of poems on the theme of ‘anti-hate’. Two of Janine’s poems are included – ‘Real Rape’ and ‘Odd’ – … Read more

Lewisham Southwark College strike fundraiser

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Janine will add some poetic entertainment to this fundraising quiz night, and will be promoting and selling the new Poetry on the Picket Line anthology. Venue: New Cross Learning, 283 – 285 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AS This autumn, … Read more

Poems for Grenfell Tower: review


published in The Clarion issue 17 POETIC JUSTICE? by Janine Booth A wise person once said that when there is a tragedy, a lot of poetry is written. The Grenfell Tower fire is no exception, as the new anthology, ‘Poems … Read more

RMT event: Poems for Grenfell Tower

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RMT invites its members (and their guests) to join us at our National Education Centre to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire. We will be hearing from poets who have contributed to ‘Poems for Grenfell Tower’, an … Read more