These poems are highly crafted, exquisitely precise pieces with wit and intelligence, multi-layered with aspects of philosophy, theology, folk-lore and mythology. Combined with the poet’s linguistic clarity and her story-teller’s eye for detail, what appears above the surface becomes by turns engaging or strange, humane or disquieting, but always compelling and accessible.
Jane Monson has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Cardiff University. Based in Cambridge, she works as a freelance writer and teacher and runs independent Creative Writing courses abroad, and in Cambridge, Harlow and London. Jane has been shortlisted for an Eric Gregory award and commended by Poetry London and the New Writing Partnership. She has reviewed poetry collections for Magma and the British Journal of Canadian Studies. Her poetry is widely anthologised and published in magazines such as Ore and Cadenza.