Adventures in poetry
Jane Commane - Editor and Director of Nine Arches Press
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Jane Commane has been the editor of Nine Arches Press since its founding in 2008 and its director since 2016.
Jane commissions and edits all Nine Arches Press publications, works closely with poets to mentor and support their development, and organises and facilitates regular workshops and live events. She is also responsible the planning, management, organisational development, finance and funding of Nine Arches Press. Jane is co-editor (with Matt Merritt and Maria Taylor) of Under the Radar magazine
Jane was born in Coventry and lives and works in Warwickshire. As well as working for Nine Arches Press, she is a poet and author of a poetry collection Assembly Lines (Bloodaxe Books, 2018) as well as co-author, with Jo Bell, of How to be a Poet, a creative writing handbook. Jane was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2017-18.