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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.

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

Review: Simple But Potent


Published in Solidarity 536, 26 February 2020 I continue to enjoy Janine Booth’s poetry for its humanity. Her latest collection Fighting Tories: The Force Awakens develops compelling political ideas out of personal experiences and observations. Janine is good at moving … Read more

Launch: Fighting Tories – The Force Awakens

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Venue: The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL Launching Janine Booth’s latest book of poetry, raising funds and support for the fight to defend the right to strike. Janine will perform poems from the book, and will be … Read more

The Big J vs The Big C: Manchester launch

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Book Launch The Big J vs The Big C: Issues, Experiences and Poems in the Battle Against Breast Cancer by Janine Booth Venue: Manchester Central Library, St. Peter’s Square M2 5PD 6.30pm – 8pm (doors open 6pm) Free entry & … Read more

WordSpace Leeds

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Venue: WordSpace, 135 New Road Side, Leeds LS18 4RJ  As WordSpace launches its writers’ anthology, Janine interrupts with a slot warming up for her The Big J (and the NHS) vs The Big C tour.

The Big J (and the NHS) vs The Big C

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Poet, author and activist Janine Booth was part of the ranting poetry movement in the 1980s, performing as ‘The Big J’. In late 2016, she discovered a strange indentation in her right breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer. … Read more

Cardiff: The Big J vs The Big C

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@Company of Words presents The other side of Christmas with guest poets Janine Booth and Alix Edwards with Open Mic @ fabulous new cafe: CafeGo 28 Tudor St, Cardiff CF11 6AH Tired of lists, Christmas shopping, stuffing the freezer and … Read more