Our Spotlight Poet for May is Janet Boston,
who we all know as JaboUK.
Janet received a good education in school, but was drawn to pursue a
career with horses, leaving school as soon as she was able at age 16.
She became a trainer, “taming” horses which is the correct term, as
opposed to “breaking” horses which according to Janet is a misnomer.
Janet says she started penning poetry at the age of seventy four,
inspired to write when visiting a site where people were writing poems
for National Poetry Month. As a result of the experience,
Janet decided to have a go at writing poetry herself,
something we are all very glad of!!
She joined the Late Night Poets group approximately a year ago.
She says “the LNP poets are very erudite but the main thing is
they are fun.
Her most valuable experiences in LNP has been matching voices to
names, getting more exposure for her poetry and making friends.
Janet is not published and says she has no aspirations to be published at this time.
Somethings that not many people know about Janet are, she did not
touch a computer until just five years ago at the age of seventy three
and only did so at the instigation of her oldest daughter, she had never
typed and uses just two fingers when typing.
Also Janet was very sporty when younger, She played net ball for her
county, was on a gymnastics display team, a good swimmer, a cross
country runner and rode horseback daily.
Some of Jabo’s favorite musicians are
A Couple of Janet’s favorite authors are
Some of her favorite poets are
A Few of Jabo’s favorite poems are
A couple poets that Janet would like to meet are:
When she’s not on Allpoetry other websites she likes to visit are