This race of meltwater,
sweet talker, springs growth
from the winter
bed of the wood
Jean Atkin is an award-winning poet, writer and experienced educator, based in Shropshire. She has worked on a variety of residencies in both England and Scotland and provides workshops and readings to festivals, schools and community organisations. She also makes poetry in health and wellbeing contexts, and is experienced in working with the very elderly, and people living with dementia. She was Poet in Residence for Wenlock Poetry Festival in 2015.
Jean also mentors emerging poets and works regularly with children and young people.
Jean’s collection Not Lost Since Last Time was published by Oversteps Books in 2013, and she also has published pamphlets with Roncadora Press and Ravenglass Press, and a children’s novel The Crow House.