Jean Bleakney

Jean Bleakney

Jean Bleakney (née Kerr) was born in Newry in 1956. She studied biochemistry at Queen's and worked in the Department of Medicine for eight years. She began attending writing workshops at Queen's during the early 1990s when Carol Rumens was Writer in Residence. Her two collections of poetry are The Ripple Tank Experiment (1999) and The Poet's Ivy (2003), both from Lagan Press. She works in a garden centre in Carryduff.

The following poems are from a private recording made by Paul Maddern at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, 27 February 2007.