Jennie Osborne

Jennie OsborneJennie’s work has been widely published in national magazines, and she is well-known as a poetry performer, particularly in the South West. How to be Naked was her first collection, and this is now followed by ‘Colouring outside the lines’.

Sample poems:



Oversteps publications

Colouring outside the lines (2015)

How to be Naked (2010)

“Her voice is lyrical and poised, and her ear is tuned to the musicality of language. A lovely collection.” Penelope Shuttle

“A highly original voice is at work here, with nuance, depth and music that ignites the imagination with a range of amazing imagery and often great tenderness, beautifully composed. There is so much to excite and move the reader.” Julie-ann Rowell

Extract from “Sighting”

You may mistake it for a low-lurking sun, scarfed in haze
as it hangs, pulsing amber, above the rockline.
Watch as it sweeps its wings back
like an arrowhead at rest,
catches a current, somersaults
on the edge of belief.

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