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Janet Loverseed was born and brought up in Nottingham but has lived in the North West since gaining her English degree at Liverpool University. She has worked as a teacher of children and adults, library assistant, greengrocery assistant, office dogsbody, and artists’ model. She has two children, six grandchildren and a partner who shares her love of literature. For as long as she can remember she has written poems and stories but apart from a short story broadcast on local radio her work was unpublished until, in her fifties, she won a poetry competition and editors started accepting her poems for magazines and anthologies. Her writing derives from her personal experience of life, work and art, but she believes that to be successful a poem needs to be surprising, not only for the reader but for the writer, who should start it without knowing how it will develop or end. This is her third poetry collection.
'Ježibaba' by Janet Loverseed
Paperback, 14.8 x 21cm, 82 pages
Published October 2020
‘Janet Loverseed’s quiet, atmospheric, sometimes elegiac poems give life to everyday human dramas both past and present, and illuminate her scenarios with a sure touch. Many of these acutely observed poems refer to family history and though laced with humour, these are typically nostalgic and affectionate in tone. Others refer to the natural world and encounters with birds and animals both wild and domestic. A wide-ranging poet, she also writes perceptively about the world of art.’
— Joy Howard
‘Janet Loverseed’s poems are quirky pieces of writing, often with a surprisingly poignant undercurrent or a secret little twist. She knows how to dance in words, with a light-footedness and sense of fun that draws you in.’
— Helena Nelson