Jemmy Farmer - The Boi Poet
Jemmy is freelance writer and poet. She started writing after raising her two boys as a way of discovering just who Jemmy is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced her to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
Jemmy is a neo-formalist poet preferring to write in meter and form than free verse but as she journeys on in her hobbit hole she is beginning to learn to relax and let the feel and sound of words take over rather than be dictated to by rigid rules and structure. However she will still argue that a sonnet without consistent iambic meter ain’t a sonnet and Lewis Turco’s Book of Form is never far from her side.
Jemmy was a moderator and contributor to the poetic forum Tir na nog, she considers it a great pleasure to have worked with Terry Clitheroe and the Tir poets to bring the wonder of poetry out of the elitist, artisan world to a wider and more global audience.
Jemmy is co-founder of Sapphic Poets, a forum for poets, writers and artists who yearn to share the beauty of femininity. She is also the author of two chapbooks and an anthology of poems. She is currently working on her second collection and on a collaborative collection with her fellow poet and partner Roxi St Clair
Her journey in writing has also allowed her to explore her spiritual path in a greater depth, her love of research and collating data to enhance her writing has given Jemmy the opportunity to reopen the books of mythology and legend and reconnect with the divine.