Janet Loverseed’s childhood was spent in Nottingham but she has lived in England’s northwest 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 written poems for as long as she can remember but it wasn’t until her retirement that editors started accepting them for publication in magazines and anthologies. HappenStance published her pamphlet, The Under-Ripe Banana, in 2008 and two full collections have followed: The Shadow Shop (Oversteps Books, 2016) and Jezibaba (Dempsey & Windle, 2020).
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