Jane Spiro

‘What shines through this collection is Spiro’s warm engagement with the world. Whether she’s talking about or to another human, reflecting on a church or a Norman castle, or speaking to a deer struck by her car, there’s a kind of clear-sighted perceptiveness that is always refracted through the lens of her humanity and compassion. Below that is a keen love for the world; one that is willing to be hurt by and to heal through the things of the world, without the author falling into sentimentality.’   (Roselle Angwin)

Sample poem: Violin romance

Oversteps publications

Playing for Time (2015)