EDITOR – JACQUI ROWE

Jacqui Rowe is a professional poet. Her work has appeared extensively in leading magazines.  Her published pamphlet collections are Blue, Apollinaire and Paint. In 2012 she won the Black Country Living Museum’s international poetry competition. She is also co-editor, with Meredith Andrea, of Flarestack Poets, an independent press which in 2013 was named Publisher of the Year at the Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet Awards and has twice published the Michael Marks Pamphlet of the Year, the first press to do so. Jacqui also works as a freelance editor, having edited, for example, Saleha Begum’s Ruptures and Fragments. She is a workshop leader and a sought-after mentor, about whom former Birmingham Poet Laureate Charlie Jordan has said, “[Jacqui has] an ability to x-ray swiftly through a poem and see where it should be heading like a literary Satnav”, as well as being a tutor for the Poetry School and poetry editor for the Writers’ Workshop. Jacqui also produces and hosts Poetry Bites, a very popular Birmingham poetry night.  She has considerable experience of working in the field of poetry and visual arts and heritage, having carried out a number of residencies, most recently having been appointed Writer in Residence in 2013 at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham.  In 2014 she has been commissioned to run a series of workshops all over the UK in conjunction with leading theatre company TCTC’s national tour of the First World War drama Regeneration.  One of very few poets to have been trained by John Killick, internationally renowned authority on arts and dementia, a significant strand of her work is enabling older people in and out of care settings to see their words on paper.  Having completed a Masters level module in Arts and Health at the University of Staffordshire, she also leads creative writing sessions with people with mental health issues, including NHS in-patients.  http://www.jacquirowe.com

Jacqui Rowe Editor and Contributor

 

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