The Anglo-Italian writer and designer Jane Weir grew up in Manchester. She was joint winner of the Jackson Dawson Award for poetry (2003). Her first collection, The Way I Dressed During the Revolution, (2005) was shortlisted in the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award. Jane Weir was the winner of the Wigtown Poetry Competition, 2008.
Walking the Block, the ground breaking poetic biography of the modernist hand block printers, Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher, was highly commended in the Literature Category of the British Book Design and Production Awards 2009. Its companion, Spine, was launched at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham in 2012.
Jane Weir’s poetry has been widely published – Out of Fashion (Faber: 2005), Answering Back (Picador: 2007), The Forward Book of Poetry: (2006, 2008) Ulster Tatler, Selvedge, PN Review and Ambit.
Her poem 'Poppies', published in The Guardian and her first collection is studied as part of the GCSE English Literature Syllabus (AQA & Edexcel).
The Poetry Archive published an audio selection of her work and commentary in 2015 and is available HERE
Ann Magnani, eat with me, her third poetry collection, was published and launched in April 2016 at Keats House.