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Jane Commane

Jane Commane’s first full-length collection, Assembly Lines, was published by Bloodaxe in 2018, and was longlisted for the 2019 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize for a distinctive first book of poetry. Her poetry has featured in anthologies including The Best British Poetry 2011 and Staying Human (Ed. Neil Astley, 2020) as well as in the Guardian, The North and The Morning Star. She has been a poet in residence at the Brontë Parsonage in Haworth, and in November 2019 her poem commissioned for the Where Light Falls project (by the Poetry Society and Historic England) was projected onto Coventry Cathedral and drew audiences of 15,000 over three nights. Jane is editor at Nine Arches Press, co-editor of Under the Radar magazine, and is co-author (with Jo Bell) of How to Be a Poet, a creative writing handbook and blog series. Jane is a Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 writer, and in 2017 she was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.