Exmouth poet’s inspiration will aid Ghananaian charity

Exmouth poet Jenny Johnson has just had her latest book of poems published. Many of them refer to th

Exmouth poet Jenny Johnson has just had her latest book of poems published. Many of them refer to the town and surrounding area and are inspired by the sea. - Credit: Archant

AN Exmouth poet – inspired by the sea, the town and surrounding area – has just had her latest book of poems published.

Jenny Johnson's new selection of poems is out now. The cover is by Ghanaian artist, Naa Ahinee Mensa

Jenny Johnson's new selection of poems is out now. The cover is by Ghanaian artist, Naa Ahinee Mensah. Signed copies are available with all proceeds going to a charity, run by Ahinee, providing education for children in Ghana. - Credit: Archant

And she’s offering signed copies for sale, with all proceeds going to charity.

Jenny Johnson – who lives in Exmouth with her husband Noel Harrower – launched her book, Selected Poems: Revised and New, at a recent coffee morning at the Devoncourt Hotel.

Fifty-five members of Friends UK gathered at the hotel last Friday to hear a selection of Jenny’s free-verse poems.

“Most of the poems are short and many have a dreamlike, symbolic quality,” said Jenny. “Some of them were written in Exmouth and refer to either the town or the surrounding area, the sea proving a key inspiration.


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“My son, Alex, is mentioned now and then. He was brought up in Exmouth and educated here in the 1970s and 80s.”

Published by Brimstone Press, the book’s colourful cover design is by Ghanaian artist Naa Ahinee Mensah, who lives in Nottingham. All proceeds from sales are going to a charity, run by Ahinee, to provide education for children in her own country.

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The book’s foreword is by Wakefield-based actor, drama therapist and writer Roger Grainger. Signed copies – at £12.50 per book – are available direct from Jenny. Contact her via email – info@jennyjohnsondancerpoet.co.uk; telephone – 01395 271731; or post – Ground Floor Flat, 6 Lyndhurst Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 3DT.

Please make all cheques out to “J.H. Harrower”, as the bank does not recognise the Johnson surname.

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