Jane Aldous

Jane Aldous reading

Jane Aldous lives in Edinburgh where she finds many sources of inspiration for her poems in nature in the garden, allotment and surrounding countryside.

Her poems have appeared in Southlight, Northwords Now, poetandgeek have been commended in the Bridport Prize, the Norman MacCaig Centenary Prize, the Baker Prize, Buzzwords and she won the Wigtown Poetry Prize in 2012.

We published Jane’s second collection, More Patina than Gleam in March 2023 which she sold to us as: 70 poems for my 70th year, to celebrate her 71st birthday.

Jane’s debut poetry collection Let out the Djinn was published by Arachne Press in 2019 and several of her poems appear in Arachne’s Solstice Shorts Festivals anthologies. 

Her poems have also been also been anthologised by Edinburgh Council Museum and Galleries, Speculative Books (also podcast), the Stanza Poetry Map of Scotland (online), New Writing Scotland and Grey Hen Press.


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We have published Janes poems in  DuskAn Outbreak of Peace. Noon,Time and Tide, and Tymes goe by Turnes

Tymes goe by Turnes Anthology preorders available now The Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm GMT tickets suggested donation £5. Deals on book and ticket combinations available