The Craft 1: Jane Dougherty

Sarah Connor is doing a series of poet interviews and she has done me the great whopping honour of being her first guest. Thank you, Sarah for making me take myself seriously.

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Welcome to The Craft, my new monthly series. It’s partly a way of celebrating and uplifting some of my favourite poets, and partly a way to justify being really nosy. I’m interested in how people write, in why they write, and in what inspires them.

I’m so pleased that Jane is my first guest. Jane was one of the first poets I came across when I started my poetry blog, four years ago now. At the time she was putting out some great prompts and offering generous and helpful feedback. Through those prompts I met a group of poets who led me to my favourite sites. I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to Jane for really taking me seriously as I took my first poetic steps – like Bambi on ice, clutching at a pen for support. And now she’s here again, supporting me as…

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

8 thoughts on “The Craft 1: Jane Dougherty”

    1. Thanks 🙂 Yep, adopted him in 2009 when he was somewhere around 18 months old. We already had Trixie but the rest of the cats came after Finbar with very chaotic and (sometimes) bloody results. He’s not a cat person.

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