Jane Bonnyman is from Edinburgh and studied English at the University of St Andrews. She began working in the museum and heritage sector before moving into English teaching. Her interest in historic and literary settings often inspires her poetry. In 2013 she was a Clydebuilt 7 mentee and it was during this time that she began work on her first pamphlet, An Ember from the Fire: Poems on the Life of Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, which was published by Poetry Salzburg in 2016. Her poems have appeared in Caterpillar Children’s Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Reader and Magma. She has also written poetry resources for the BBC and the Scottish Poetry Library.
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