Jane Simmons appointed Reviews Editor

We are delighted to welcome our new Reviews  Editor, Jane Simmons, onto our team. Jane has contributed numerous fine reviews to the Blue Nib over the months and has proved herself to be a knowledgeable and skilful reviewer.


Jane will be a real asset to The Blue Nib. She is a former teacher/lecturer who has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. She is now a PhD student at the University of Leicester, where she is working on The Lyric Self: lyric poetry as a medium for autobiographical life-writing in the work of contemporary British women poets – with a collection of original poems.

 Jane has published a collection of poetry, from darkness into light, and she is currently working on a novel and a second collection of poetry. She is a member of the Lincoln-based Pimento poets and Outspoken Poets and regularly reads/performs her work in the Lincoln area.

Jane is looking for:-

More reviewers to join our team

Books, pamphlets and chapbooks to consider for review – ideally submitted as pdfs.

Knowledgeable and insightful reviews

If you feel you can contribute please contact Jane as soon as possible on [email protected]

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