Janet Sutherland

Poetry Collections


Burning the Heartwood, Shearsman Books 2006

Hangmans's Acre, Shearsman Books 2009

Bone Monkey, Shearsman Books 2014 ISBN 978-1-84861-347-8




Poems have appeared in the following magazines:

Angels of Fire, Damn the Caesars (USA), Free Verse (USA), Frogmore Papers, Great Works, KUDOS, Lettera, Litter, Long Poem Magazine, Molly Bloom, Mslexia, New Humanist, ninth decade, Página Aberta (Brazil), Poesie Europe, Poetica, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Wales, Reality Studios, Salon Literacki (Poland), Shadowtrain, Shearsman, Sows Ear, Strange Mathematics, Stride, Tears in the Fence,  The London Magazine, The News, The North, The Rialto, Warwick Review




Poems have appeared in the following anthologies:

Dancing the Tightrope New Love Poems by Women ed. Barbara Burford, Lindsay MacRae & Sylvia Paskin (1987)

The Virago Book of Love Poetry ed. Wendy Mulford (1990)

I Wouldn’t thank you for a Valentine ed. Carol Ann Duffy (1992)

Angels of Fire. An Anthology of Radical Poetry in the 80’s. Ed. Sylvia Paskin, Jay Ramsay and Jeremy Silver. Chatto and Windus (1986)

The New British Poetry 1968-88 ed. Gillian Allnutt, Fred D’Aguiar, Ken Edwards, Eric Mottram. Paladin Poetry (1988)

Languages of Colour ed. Alexandra Loske (2012) Frogmore Press

Poems from the Old Hill: a Lewes Anthology, ed. Jeremy Page Frogmore Press (2012)

The Apple Anthology, Nine Arches Press ed. Yvonne Reddick and George Ttoouli (October 2013)

Needlewriters, Frogmore Press ed. Alice Owens and Janet Sutherland (2015)

Fanfare, Second Light ed Wendy French & Dilys Wood (2015)

True Tales from the Old Hill (short prose memoir) The Frogmore Press ed Rachel Cole & Jeremy Page (2015)

Alice, Ekphrasis at the British Library ed Emer Gillespie, Abegail Morley, Catherine Smith, Joy Lane Publishing (2016)

Brez Besed Ji Sledim ed. Brane Mozetic (2015) (European Lesbian Poets translated into Slovenian).

A Festshrift for Tony Frazer (online) http://tonyfrazer.weebly.com/poems.html


Other writing


"Reznikoff and his sources" in Charles Reznikoff Man and Poet ed Milton Hindus, University of Maine at Orono (1984)

reprinted in a different form as an afterward in Holocaust, Charles Reznikoff , Black Sparrow Books (2007) and also in the Five Leaves UK edition of Holocaust (2010)




Poems have been translated into Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Slovenian and Malayalam.

Hangman's Acre by Janet Sutherland 2009. Burning the Heartwood by Janet Sutherland 2006.

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