Life and Other Terms

Life and Other Terms

By Janet Fisher

Price: £9.00

ISBN: 978-1-910323-27-4

54 pages, paperback, 148x210mm

Janet Fisher was born in Birmingham and grew up in North Oxfordshire. Having graduated in Law she spent some years in legal publishing and F E teaching. Sadly, children and long term illness stymied any chance of a proper career, but on her family’s move to Huddersfield she joined Peter Sansom’s workshops and began to write poetry.

She was for twenty years co-director and co-editor of the Poetry Business. In 2014 she gained a distinction in an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University.

‘Brittle Bones is Janet Fisher’s best book to date and therefore one of the best books in recent years. No-one writes quite like her…’ – Peter Sansom

‘Fisher has a talent for the acute angle, the oblique perspective, sudden shifts of light. She writes of how in ageing and illness, the familiar is made strange, using imagery that roots the imagined in the actual.’ – Lavinia Greenlaw, Mslexia

‘It’s a strong woman’s voice, hardened by time and tough choices … reality tempered by a knowing ear, that instinctively finds the music inherent in all good poetry.’ – Jane Holland, Blade

Read the London Grip Poetry Review here.