Dubliner Jan Brierton is a mam, a fashion stylist, and a poet.
Her popular first collection What Day Is It? Who Gives a F*ck was published in 2021 by New Island books after Jan’s first ever poem went viral during lockdown.
In her new collection Everybody Is a Poem: Midlife in Rhymes(New Island, March 2024) Jan riffs on menopause, the mental load, relationships, loss, and self-acceptance.
Since the publication of her debut book, Jan has appeared on national radio and TV.
Jan’s poems have been shared widely on social media, and her engaging live performances bring her words to life. With performances at festivals and theatres in Ireland and the UK, Jan engages her audience with her witty and poignant readings.
Jan hosts the podcast ‘Everybody Is A Poem’ where she shares poems and real life tales with her guests; a mix of well-known names and ordinary people with engaging stories.
Plain-speaking and completely relatable, each of Jan’s poems is served with her signature combination of humour and sentiment .
This is poetry for everybody.