Janice Brent worked for many years in the editorial departments of Puffin Books, Penguin Books and Headline Publishing. More recently she has worked as a freelance copy editor and proof reader. She is married, and lives in south-west London.
Comments on Leaves in Autumn:
'It's such a fine, complex anthology, and I'm proud to be included in it.' Robert Hamberger, author of BLUE WALLPAPER.
'a lovely collection - and a credit to you. I enjoyed your preface, which provided for me both an insightful introduction and a perceptive framing of the anthology's themes.' Melinda Kallasmae, poet (contributor to Emma Press Anthologies of Motherhood, Dance, and Age.)
'[It] contains so many of the poems I love and a few I didn't know and loved - Andrew Young, Robert Hamberger. I shall be giving it to my friends in lieu of birthday cards.' Salley Vickers, author of GRANDMOTHERS.
'I've just spent [an] hour delighting in your varied and fascinating choice of poems, many, of course, familiar, but gaining newness from their juxtaposition with the unfamiliar (like re-hanging a picture in a different room) and several lovely new discoveries - Bryce, Hamberger, Kallasmae, Pacitti. Thank you so much. A beautiful cover and appearance too.' Etain Kabraji, retired English teacher (St Paul's Girls' School).
'It is a lovely collection ... I like small anthologies because I keep them in various coat pockets and read them usually when I'm on public transport. I enjoyed Life Drawing by Diane Pacitti, I haven't come across it before, and I'm fond of Old Man Travelling. Anyway, they are all lovely and flow nicely.' Michael Butler, yoga teacher.