Poetry

Mine, and occasionally others'.

LOUD WOMEN album launch

18/03/2017 - 12:00

Launch of the first LOUD WOMEN album (which includes Janine's poem 'Real Rape'), raising money for Women's Aid

Janine performs poetry alongside female-led bands including Argonaut, Bugeye, DeuxFurieuses, GUTTFULL, Little Fists, Madame So, Nervous Twitch, ThePotentials and more TBA

London: venue to be confirmed

 

How Leonard Learned

The true story of how Leonard Cohen learned his guitar style ...

Leonard walked in Murray Hill Park 
And heard a young man play
Circled by listeners and courting them
In some mysterious way

With black hair and acoustic guitar
By the tennis courts stood he
Picking out a lonely-sounding
Spanish melody

#TubeStrike

I proper hate those Tube strikers
  they've well messed up my day
I'm late for tea at City Hall
  I walked most of the way
And then found out the CEO
  had nicked my parking bay

On every other day I don't
  give them a second thought
They work to run the railway safely?
  Nothing of the sort!
I know they're lazy bastards 'cos
  I saw the news report

There's a Crack in Everything: Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert

28/01/2017 - 19:30

An evening of music and poetry, by some of the greatest artists in East London 

Venue: The Wanstead Tap, Arch 352, Winchelsea Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0AQ

The Musical line up includes:
Daniel vs the World
Lindsay West
Reuben Bard-Rosenberg 
Huey
Rob DesRoches

Poetry Readings by:
Janine Booth
Jenny Shepherd
Melina Merlin & Paul Romane
Anjie Mailey

Ted Hughes Poetry Festival

24/06/2017 - 18:30

Janine joins poets Linton Kwesi Johnson, Tim Wells and Peg Powler, contributing poetic entertainment to this year's instalment of the annual Ted Fest, organised by the Ted Hughes Project.

Mexborough Business Centre
College Road
Mexborough
S64 9JP

Battle Scars

Penicillin
is killing
the infection.
Inspection
revealed
it's healed.
I brandish
the bandage
removed
from the wound.
My breast
undressed.

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