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Jan Hedger
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  • Bexhill on Sea
  • United Kingdom
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Something About Me and My Book:
In 2001 the words in my imagination found their way onto paper, starting with children's poetry and growing into what it is today, a diverse mix of dancing trees, to the reality of war, from deep emotion to gentle humour, influenced both by my love of music and the natural world. I believe poetry should be accessible to all and one of my greatest joys is performing my poetry to a wide audience. As a healthcare worker I share my poetry through my work and many of my poems, designed and illustrated on the computer, adorn many a wall of establishments I have worked in.

Born in inner city Birmingham, I was always a daydreamer and from the age of five often took myself off on little adventures, much to the annoyance of my family! As an adult these adventures led me to live in various locations in England and the North East of Scotland. I now live in Bexhill-on-Sea, on the south coast of England.

From humble beginnings writing poetry has expanded my horizons. I now enjoy reading and discovering other poets, from the simplicity of John Clare to the war poetry of Wilfred Owen. It also led me to study for my GCSE English at the age of 46, gaining an A star!

My first book was Words in Imagination is a book for all the family to share and enjoy - My second book On Calico Wings was published Feb 10 a poetic journey through emotion.

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My website has been updated May10) Worth checking it out! Even if you have been before!
Look forward to 'seeing' you there!

Launch of 'On Calico Wings' my new book was on the 13th March at the
Swindon Arts Centre, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire!
There was a local launch in Bexhill, 26th March, also
a reading/book signing is being planned for the summer in Chelsea! So
keep watching this space!

Below is a snippet of the synopsis;

'Firstly, a short explanation of how this book came to be, as I had initially planned two separate books - one on emotions and one on conflict poetry. However, on thinking long and hard on it, and by talking to Helen at Silverwood Books, I decided to combine them into one volume. My style of conflict poetry relates itself very strongly to the myriad of emotions conflict entails - so it made sense. At first, I was going to 'block' the book into Part one, Part two etc. Again after doing some thinking, I decided to make it more fluid than that, by having softer Italic headings for the different poetry as one 'travels' through the book.'

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On Calico Wings

On Calico Wings, my new book!

The emphasis, in this collection, a journey through poetry, is the

myriad of emotion that life brings; past and present; from love, loss,

to emotion in war, in dreams and hope.

The sea, always an inspiration to me, features in many of the poems, reflecting in its moods - our


Launch of 'On Calico Wings' was on the 13th March 12 - 2 at the

Swindon Arts Centre, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire!

There was… Continue

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 10:22am

FLOW for all - 2 new anthologies!

With pride and pleasure I announce that a poem of mine - Empty Teacups - was one of the winners in the Forces Poetry (FLOW for All) competition for 2009! This follows on from having had Absolution in their first anthology last year. The anthology is called; Poems of the Poppies (Poetry anthology Volume 1). The great news this year is that a sister book of Forces Stories has also been published! Both books are published by Silverwood Books and can be ordered now! Please visit their site for… Continue

Posted on October 27, 2009 at 6:30am

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At 2:23pm on October 23, 2008, Jo Linsdell said…
Welcome to the Book marketing network. I have a site and would love to represent more UK writers.


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