June 3, 2014
Aleš Macháček and Jane Kirwan
Jane Kirwan’s poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her poetry collections Stealing the Eiffel Tower (1997), The Man Who Sold Mirrors (2003) and Second Exile (poems with prose by Ales Machacek (2010) were published by Rockingham. Born in the NHS, co-authored with Wendy French, came out from Hippocrates Press in 2013. She won an Arts Council Writers’ Award in 2002, has been commended and given prizes in many competitions and read at poetry festivals in the UK and abroad.
The two met in London in 1989 and Second Exile was put together when Ales decided to give his version of those of Jane’s poems that had started from his stories.