Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.


Mine, and occasionally others'.

Feature poet: Mouths Wide Shut

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 05/12/2015 - 13:24
Event Date
Saturday, 27th of February '16 to Saturday, 27th of February '16

A monthly space to explore, experience & experiment, with prattling prose & poetry.

We're a fully inclusive, fully accessible space open to every poet from all walks of life - old and new - who are looking for a small and welcoming community. Expect riffing by candlelight in a centuries-old Chapel.

Last Saturday of every month.

LOUD WOMEN: a lone poet amongst pop-punksters

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 05/12/2015 - 13:07
Event Date
Friday, 8th of January '16 to Friday, 8th of January '16

A night of top notch badass woman-lead NEW YEAR celebration, in Finsbury Park's finest venue, Silver Bullet. 

Line-up for FRIDAY 8 January 2016:

Buffy inspired diy feminist queer pop - what's not to love?

The Truth

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 20/11/2015 - 11:34

A poem written in 1985, back in my days as The Big J. I might choose different wording these days, but the point remains - depressingly - relevant. The illustration is from Wake Up! fanzine when it published this poem and the Housewife's Trial iin 1985.

LGSM Farewell Party

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:08
Event Date
Friday, 18th of December '15 to Friday, 18th of December '15

After two years marking the 30th anniversary of the Miners' Strike and the role of lesbians and gay men in supporting it, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners is bidding a fond farewell.

Join hundreds of supporters for an evening of festivities, including some poems from Janine.

Venue: Amnesty, Shoreditch.