Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Paula Jennings
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Paula Jennings poet

Paula Jennings lives in the East Neuk of Fife.


From the Body of the Green Girl (HappenStance, 2008)

Singing Lucifer (Onlywomen Press, 2002 and 2007)

Paula Jennings has taught Poetry Writing for Edinburgh University Open Studies, The Open College of the Arts and for community projects. She uses poetry in creative communication with people who have dementia. She has been awarded Scottish Arts Council’s Writers’ Bursaries and a Hawthornden Writing Fellowship.

Her poems have appeared widely in poetry magazines, broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland and she has given readings at festivals including Lancaster Litfest in 2009 and StAnza in 2005. A project with Gillian Forbes saw on of Paula Jennings’s poems carved in stone in the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.

“So it is always refreshing to come across work by a new writer; singing lucifer is Paula Jennings’ first collection, and her poems are impressive and  memorable. Her work is concerned with identity and relationships, and Jennings writes with a fine turn of mind and finer turn of phrase about closely observed aspects of love and life, celebrations of sexual love and family love. Jennings also writes poignantly about loss, that awful common denominator: she bravely answers death with song, even though ‘death holds my ankles as I walk.’ Jennings has a particularly engaging poetic voice. I look forward to her next collection” Michael Lister.

Paula Jennings at poetry pf www.poetrypf.co.uk/paulajenningspage.html


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