to Nottingham, Jane Bluett’s writing holds a richness of place that is both familiar and unfamiliar. Many of the everyday events which she describes have a slant that gives us new insights into our own experiences as well as those of the myriad of characters that she captures in her verse. The wordplay, the humour and the music of her writing speaks directly to us.
Jane writes with honesty and a generous spirit which understands our common humanity. We all know that awful feeling of being bullied or being exposed as inadequate – these poems allow us to explore our own memories and responses through a different and original lens. Reading these poems is enriching, enlightening and, above all, enjoyable. David Beddow – Senior Teaching Fellow at Birmingham City University