Jean Stevens, Poet, Author and Actress
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Jean was born in Lancashire and for the past 17 years has lived in the Yorkshire Dales.

Her poems have appeared in Acumen, Artemis, Cake, The High Window Journal, London Magazine, Stand, The North, Mslexia, Other Poetry, Smoke, Dream Catcher, Meridian, Oasis, Orbis, Other Poetry, Poetry and Audience, the Bridport Prize Anthology (2016), and have been broadcast on BBC Radio Three and Radio Four. She is a past winner of the Yorkshire Post Prize and the Leeds Libraries Writing Prize, and has been shortlisted for The Rialto Prize and The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition (2017).

"I find your new collection Driving in the Dark really moving. It charts your life and experiences. It is filmic and beautiful, full of warmth and drama." Kay Mellor OBE
Her plays have been performed at Derby Playhouse, Edinburgh Festival, Harrogate Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, etc., and her stand-up comedy script won the Polo prize at London’s Comedy Store.
As a professional actor she has credits for stage, film and television.
 
Jean Stevens, Poet, Playwright, Actress
   
Beyond Satnav
Undressing In Winter Flying With The Moon

 

An exciting, contemporary voice full of warmth and charm. Daljit Nagra

 

A sure hand.  Ian McMillan

 

Jean's poems are vivid and thought provoking. She has a real gift for description. John Killick

 
 
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