Jan came out of the poetry closet at Poetry Express just a few years ago. Well, maybe more than a few by now…Since then she has found many voices she had no idea she had. Her work varies from rant to rave, from ode to lyric, from sacred to profane, from humorous to brainiac science-headed.
Her work is inspired by nature, both human and the rest, healing, science, the Big Questions, the usual suspects.
She’s earned a number of prizes in local contests, but doesn’t seem too interested in ‘getting her work out there’, i.e. the publishing thing. Or maybe just not organized enough.
She has self- published 2 chapbooks, Ear to the Rail and Between a Rock and a Soft Place, and a full length memoir in poetry, Hammer It Into Horseshoes. She is incubating another book,The Anatomy Poetry Book.
Jan was for several years a co-host of Poetry Express, and is on the editorial board of Poetalk, journal of the Bay Area Poets’ Coalition.
Cinquaine series:my breaththe in the outI sit to notice itcool coming in, warm going out.changingto sitto watch and waithow long will this itch last?nothing lasts forever, nor this.dharma.betweenthe high and lowthere lies the middle roadBuddha recommended this route:.Good luck!