Jane Weir is Anglo–Italian who grew up in Manchester and lived in Belfast for several years before moving back to England. She was joint winner (with fellow Manchester Writing School graduate Carola Luther) of the 2003 Jackson Dawson Award for Poetry; her first collection, The Way I Dressed During the Revolution, was short–listed for the inaugural Glen Dimplex New Writers Award in 2006. A second collection, Before Playing Romeo, followed in 2007.

She has published a pamphlet, Alice, based partially on the life of the early twentieth century political activist Alice Wheeldon, a short monograph on the poet Charlotte Mew and Walking the Block – a poetic biography of the twentieth century textile designers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher. This book was launched at the University for the Creative Arts, at Farnham, in Surrey, where Jane was the first poet to work with their important textiles archive.

Jane won the Wigtown Poetry Competition in 2008 and her work has been published in several anthologies, including two edited by Carol Ann Duffy. She lives and writes in Derbyshire.

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