Jane Ormerod


New York, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Born on the south coast of England, Jane Ormerod now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and beyond—Los Angeles to Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Canada, Britain, Ireland, and The Netherlands to name just a few places. In 2011 Jane performed at the John Cage retrospective at The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, England. Other performance venues include Beyond Baroque, The Knitting Factory, Bowery Poetry Club, The Inspired Word, Le Poisson Rouge, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Seligmann Center for the Arts, Galapagos Art Space, and The Stone. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA which focuses on edgy and experimental poetry, prose, and live performance.

”Jane Ormerod was the dynamite. No one made it out of the Red Victorian without an aftermath of absolute astonishment from the treads of her words roaring paths around inside their craniums…The Beatnik Ghosts felt her wrath!”
—Daniel Yaryan, producer of the San Francisco poetry series Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts

“Her poems rely on association and a bit of magic. Step into one of them and step into a whitewater of language. Or to switch metaphors midstream, her poems continually jump the tracks to rush us through a language of wild invention.” —Patrick Cahill, Ambush Review

Publications & Prizes

maintenant 8 (Three Rooms Press, 2014)
Maintentant 7 (Three Rooms Press, 2013)
21 Stars Review: The Complete Poetry and Prose (21 Stars Review, 2009)
A Cautionary Tale: Peer into the Lives of Seven New York Performing Poets (Uphook Press, 2008)
Brownstone Poets Anthology 2007 (Brownstone Poets, 2007)
Welcome to the Museum of Cattle (Three Rooms Press, 2012)
Recreational Vehicles on Fire (Three Rooms Press, 2009)
11 Films (Modern Metrics, 2008)
21 Stars
And/Or Magazine
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Big City Lit
Clown War
Dirt Press
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Marsh Hawk Review
Night Train
Rogue Scholars
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Stained Sheets
The Nervous Breakdown
Unpleasant Event Schedule
Word Riot

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Last update: Jan 04, 2017