"As a woman, as a writer, you can pick those underwritten stories from history, and give them new life."
Jane Roberts always loved the classics, but the more she learned the less she saw the lives of women in the epics. So she set about writing their stories herself. In this beautiful poem, Jane breathes life into the silent washer women of Troy.
Jane Roberts is a freelance fiction and wine writer living on the Shropshire/Welsh border. Her fiction is published in a variety of anthologies and journals including: Litro, Bare Fiction Magazine, The Lonely Crowd, Wales Arts Review, 100 Stories for Haiti and others. She was shortlisted for the Bridport and Fish Publishing Prizes; winner of Bloomsbury Writers' and Artists' Flash Fiction (2013). She is one third of Literary Salmon (Saboteur Awards Longlisted, “Best Anthology” 2016) and is a participant in the Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 Writer Development Programme 2017/18.
She is currently working on a short novel and short story collection between writing commissions. She's on twitter: @JaneEHRoberts You can fine out more on her website: janeehroberts.wordpress.com