Celebrate the book launch of Janine Booth's new collection The Big J vs the Big C published by Flapjack Press, with readings from the poet and special guest Laura Taylor.
Poet, author and activist Janine Booth was part of the ranting poetry movement of the eighties, performing as 'The Big J'. In late 2016, she discovered a strange indentation in her right breast and was subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer. In this collection of candid journal extracts, poetry, meticulous research and substantive politics, Janine details her journey from detection and diagnosis, through surgery, to 'getting over it'.
"Janine's openness, humour and honesty, combined with her poetic sensibility, leads us by the hand through her experience with cancer. The effect is to leave us breathless on her behalf and on behalf of all women facing such a challenge." - Henry Normal, poet, writer & producer