Janet Sutherland

What's New


June 2017: poem "Gifts for Lethe" in Envoi Magazine (see Poems)


May 2017: poem "Cloud Chamber" in a new anthology,Watermarks: Writing by

Lido Lovers & Wild Swimmers ed Tanya Shadrick & Rachel Playforth


April 2017: Kent and Sussex Poetry Prize 2017  1st prize for poem 'Braided Wire'


January 2017: One poem in The New Statesman (online and print)


January 2017: One poem in Mary Evans Picture Library


August 2016: One poem in New Humanist,  Autumn 2016


June 2016: One poem in Mary Evans Picture Library 


March 2016 Three new poems online at The London Magazine 


Contribution to a new anthology of poetry inspired by Alice in Wonderland “EKPHRASIS, THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND ALICE IN WONDERLAND”- edited by Emer Gillespie, Abegail Morley and Catherine Smith with lovely introduction by Ian Duhig. Joy Lane Publishing


February 2016 Contribution to Brez Besed Ji Sledim (an anthology of european Lesbian Poets in Slovenian ed Brane Mozetic). Three poems Lost Hearts, Lost Voices and Metaphysical trans Jeort Lapuh Malezic. Many thanks to Brane for managing to bring off this project and introducing so many european lesbian poets to readers in Slovenia.


January 2016 Contribution to a tribute to Lee Harwood compiled by Jackie Wills in The North.


October 2015 Four poems in Shearsman 105 and 106  


September 2015 Salon Literacki a web based Polish magazine published two poems translated by Tomasz Mielcarek as part of his project to present British queer poetry to Polish readers.


September 2015 three poems and a poem remembering Lee Harwood in web magazine Molly Bloom. This edition is dedicated to Lee's memory and there is a section of tributes in prose and poetry.


Published 26th March 2015:


The Needlewriters Frogmore Press (2015) an anthology of prose and poetry ed. Alice Owens and Janet Sutherland. Produced by the Needlewriters Collective www.needlwriters.co.uk with generous support from the Chalk Cliff Trust and Lewes District Council. Purchase from The Frogmore Press £10 ISBN 978 0 9570688 2 7




Needlewriters Companion - a web based anthology of poetry and prose - Access via www.needlewriters.co.uk


Both anthologies are stuffed full of excellent poetry and prose from writers who have read at the quarterly Needlewriters evening in Lewes, East Sussex over the last seven years. These quarterly readings have hosted nearly a hundred writers from Sussex and Kent of whom many have contributed to the print and web based anthologies.


An Interview

ENVOI Issue 169 (February 2015) features an interview with Janet Sutherland by Kay Syrad on the writing of Bone Monkey plus 5 poems from the collection. ENVOI is in print only details from www.envoipoetry.com £5



Reviews of Bone Monkey:


John Muckle in PN Review (subscription needed)



James Sutherland-Smith in http://www.bowwowshop.org.uk/page21.htm


Lesley Saunders on http://toddswift.blogspot.co.uk/


Sarah Cave in Stride Magazine (Sink or Swim)


Lindsay Macgregor in Dundee University Review of the Arts 






Coming Soon




Autumn 2018: One poem in Bloomsbury Children's Anthology on food


Autumn/Winter 2018: New Collection from Shearsman Books



Kent and Sussex poetry comp picture

Catherine Smith, Adjudicator, at the award ceremony with Sally Douglas and Janet Sutherland