Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Jane Holland
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Jane Holland was born in Ilford, Essex, the daughter of best-selling romantic novelist Charlotte Lamb and classical biographer Richard Holland, moving with them to the Isle of Man in 1977, where she lived for 23 years before returning to mainland Britain. Before becoming a published writer, she was a professional snooker player.



Camper Van Blues (Salt, 2009)

Boudicca & Co. (Salt, 2006)

The Brief History of a Disreputable Woman (Bloodaxe, 1996)



Winner Eric Gregory Award, 1996


Work in Other Genres

Editor, Embrace Books, Salt Publishing


Publications in Other Genres

Kissing the Pink (Sceptre, 1999)



“Jane Holland’s Boudicca & Co is a book of adventurous, resonant inventions. As the title suggests, it offers a new view from the interior – of both country and psyche – in which history and geography are co-opted in effortless interplay. It’s a work of synthesis, and of poetic and emotional maturity, in which Holland emerges as a true craftswoman, a supple and graceful thinker with an effortless grasp of line, at the heart of the English lyric tradition.” Fiona Sampson


Jane Holland’s Website

Jane Holland’s Blog


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