Driver by Naomi Jaffa
published 2017, price £6
'Strong and truthful poems, unafraid to be personal while universal in their emotive edge. They celebrate uncertainty; they refuse to reassure; they share privacy, lavishly.'
Helena Nelson, Sphinx Review
Born in 1961, Naomi Jaffa grew up in London and Scarborough, read English at Oxford. Daughter of professional musicians, she started out in classical music management before moving to East Anglia in 1991. She worked for the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival for 22 years, latterly as Director of The Poetry Trust from 1999-2014. She is co-founder of Poetry People, which won the National Award for Literature & Creative Writing in 2018/19 and her first pamphlet, The Last Hour of Sleep, was published in 2004.