I was born in Liverpool, England, and have lived here all my life.
What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
Where do I start! Liverpool is home to the Beatles of course and Liverpool Football Club. Magnificent maritime history, a stunning waterfront, and Liverpool was chosen for European Capital of Culture 2008, and since then this fine city has gone from strength to strength.
I’m very proud to be a ‘scouser’
What turns you on creatively?
It’s been a long journey of self discovery for me. Being in touch with my inner self, heightens all senses, helping me to write with passion and emotion ; now I have a strong link to spirituality, nature and oneness with the universe.
What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
” In stillness she waits
for the whispers from her heart
Now it’s time
Such beautiful music
Inside her soul ” ~JS
What is your pet peeve?
Injustice and inequality … And bad manners!
What defines Jan Smith?
Since a small girl, I’ve always been a ‘fixer’. Growing up in a working class background life was difficult for many of us. As an adult I dislike injustice, and inequality. Being able to express myself in the written word, through my poetry is a precious gift. I draw on personal life experience, academic and work based learning. There are many subjects/ topics close to my heart, including, guilt, fear, emotional pain, love, compassion, self discovery, vulnerability and forgiveness. I do upmost to spread loving kindness, and do my tiny bit to make a difference in this life.
I have recently started writing poetry, through my work and academic training I gained knowledge and a passion for the written word. Much of my writings are reflections, thoughts and observations of my personal journey of self-discovery.