Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Jane Routh
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Jane Routh poet

Jane Routh lives in North Lancashire.


The Gift of Boats (Smith/Doorstop, 2010)

Waiting for H5N1 (Templar Poetry, 2007)

Teach yourself Mapmaking (Smith/Doorstop, 2006)

Circumnavigation (Smith/Doorstop, 2002)

Jane Routh is a poet and photographer who manages woodlands and a flock of geese. She has taught for the Poetry Business Writing School and also taught photography. Her first collection Circumnavigation won the Poetry Business Competition and was shortlisted for a Forward Prize.

Jane Routh describes herself as “only being indoors when the weather’s vile” and carries a waterproof notebook with her when working her small farm. The notebook contains phrases, to do and shopping lists which might later form the basis of poems. She believes that what needs to be written will be written and writers will an all-absorbing day-job will still find time to write.

Jane Routh reviews for Stride Magazine.

Teach Yourself Mapmaking … confirms the high regard with which her first, Circumnavigation, was received. Teach Yourself Mapmaking is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, deservedly so.  Its range is impressive, its vivid language recreates the physical sensation of what is being described, ranging from the gritty and muscular to the tender and deeply thoughtful. Smith/Doorstop have a star on their list.” Matt Simpson

Jane Routh at poetry pf http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/janerouthpage.html



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