Jane Flett

Website http://janeflett.com

Books by Jane Flett
  • by James Picardo, Lauren Simpson, Miroslav Mitrovic, Magda Bor...
    Forest Publications, 2007.

  • by Sasha Dugdale
    Turnaround, 2012.

  • by Martin McKenna, Angus Woodward, Jason Morton
    Forest Publications, 2008.

  • by Ericka Duffy, Andrew Philip, Jane Griffiths, Spencer Thomps...
    Forest Publications, 2009.

  • by Adrian Searle, Colin Begg
    Freight Design, 2011.
  • About Me

    gin drinker
    roller girl
    booze hound
    believer in fairytales
    wannabe transgressor
    resident of Berlin
    lover of New York

    or, if you prefer sentences, and third person

    Jane Flett is a philosopher, cellist, and seamstress of most fetching stories. Her poetry featured in Salt’s Best British Poetry 2012 and is available as a chapbook, Quick, to the Hothouse, from dancing girl press. Her fiction—which Tom Robbins describes as “among the most exciting things I've read since social networking crippled the Language Wheel”—has been commissioned for BBC Radio and performed to general whooping at Shakespeare & Co, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and other, seedier, places. She is a recipient of the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award and is going to finish writing her book, any day now...

    Why do you write?

    "Writing is being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and to then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page."

    - Mary Gaitskill

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, Miranda July, Mary Gaitskill, Barbara Gowdy.

    Jane Flett's Wall

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Apr 15, 2014

    Hi Jane, thanks for reading Bloodless. Glad you enjoyed. Mucho muchness.

    Mark Reep – Apr 12, 2014

    Hi Jane, just a note to say thanks for taking time to read and comment on my stuff. Glad you've enjoyed. All best!

    James Robison – Apr 12, 2014

    Thank you for your remark about my story.

    Gary Percesepe – Oct 02, 2013


    thanks so much for reading and commenting on my poem, sisters--



    Carol Reid – Sep 29, 2013

    Glad you liked "Another", Jane. Thank you!

    Deborah Oster Pannell – Sep 28, 2013

    Jane, thanks for your comment on Scar. Ha ha... wonderful...

    Pia Ehrhardt – Sep 04, 2013

    Thank you, Jane, for reading The Chance of Rain. Schnauzer love!

    FM Le – Jul 11, 2013

    Thank you for your time and comment on "cattywampus."


    Susan Rukeyser – Jun 21, 2013

    Thank you for your kind words about 'The Worst Girl's Best Day.' So glad to know there are others who feel Gerry's pain!

    Gary Percesepe – May 30, 2013

    hi jane---thanks for reading on commenting on my new york poem--i just noticed---very kind of you. ciao---g

    Hazem Tagiuri – Apr 17, 2013

    Hello there, Jane! I'm on here as well now. It's pretty damn good, eh?

    Barry Basden – Apr 14, 2013

    Thanks, Jane, for your words of praise about my Neil Young piece. I keep trying to get these old songs out of my head...

    Garth Erickson – Apr 02, 2013

    Thanks for your comment on Leviathan
    Psychic larceny: you knew it was going to happen.

    Neil Serven – Mar 17, 2013

    Thank you, Jane (belatedly!), for your kind comment & fave for "The Wreck of Me." I don't think I caught it when you posted it and just saw it now.

    Jules Archer – Feb 28, 2013

    Jane, thanks for reading and commenting on Daddio.

    Gary Hardaway – Feb 26, 2013

    Thank you very much for your kind response to "I'm Waiting", Jane. I am most pleased that you enjoyed it.

    Sara Fitzpatrick Comito – Feb 22, 2013

    Jane, I'm delighted you found "Listing" a yummy poem! Your comment fed me.

    Gone – Feb 07, 2013

    Thanks for the comment, Jane. I Live In The Woods looks really neat :)

    Carol Reid – Feb 05, 2013

    Jane, thanks for spending time with my story. Really appreciate it!

    Matthew Robinson – Feb 05, 2013

    Hi Jane, thanks for your comment and fave on "Gravity," means a lot!

    Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 03, 2013

    Jane, thanks for comment about the koi and bonsai. It's true about notebooks but typing comes more easily than handwriting these days and so I can catch the thoughts more easily. It's true, with a blog, life goes on and on with no chapters.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 01, 2013

    Thanks for your great comment on Amends.

    blank – Jan 31, 2013

    never been one much for poetry, but im really enjoying yr work!

    Brian Michael Barbeito – Jan 28, 2013

    thanks Jane, for reading and commenting on The Color of Sound.
    - Brian.

    Gintas Bradunas – Jan 27, 2013

    Thanks for the response and the read! (She Wasn't Always Like This)

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jan 27, 2013

    thank you Jane!!! for your comment on Silver Corvette!

    Janice D. Soderling – Jan 24, 2013

    This is just to thank you more formally for your useful commentary to my story at the Bear Pit forum. A more lengthy response is posted at the site. Glad to make your acquaintance. I have Salt 2012, so I'll go enjoy your poetry now. (I saw above that you were there. Congratulations.)

    Gessy Alvarez – Jan 24, 2013

    Thanks, Jane for reading "The Restless Animus (or My 2013 Manifesto." These lines are blunt but they do the trick for me. Glad you enjoyed them.

    John Riley – Jan 22, 2013

    Thanks, Jane for the comment on my birthday piece. I'm tickled that you liked it.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jan 22, 2013

    Hi Jane, thank you for your comment on my story, very much appreciated!

    Foster Trecost – Dec 26, 2012

    Hi Jane, thanks for spending a few minutes with Eight States Away, and a big thanks for the comment. fos.

    Christine Daffe – Sep 04, 2012

    Bonjour Janet! Thanks for the comment on "Geneviève's Voice".

    Jane Hammons – Sep 03, 2012

    Thanks so much, Jane, for looking through my stories.

    Gary Hardaway – Sep 02, 2012

    Thanks for your kind words regarding We invented stillness.

    Carl Santoro – Aug 29, 2012

    I loved your "Quitting" piece on your blog:
    "where the dirt and the ground are the same."
    Thank you for your comments on "Drinking Calamine"...and put some screens on those doors of yours, will ya!?!!

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 23, 2012

    I love that Mary Gaitskill quote. I appreciate the kind and funny comment you left about Pig Girl and I faved your wonderful story A Course in Positive Thinking. I'm so glad to have discovered your work.

    Darryl Price – Mar 21, 2012

    Richard Brautigan, Tom Robbins, Miranda July? 'Nuff said.

    Sally Houtman – Feb 22, 2012

    Jane, your comment on "Do you remember..." is greatly appreciated. I like the rawness, too, and posted it as such. Left to my own devices I will overthink and chew a piece to sawdust. The concensus seems to be to leave it as is.

    Jules Archer – Dec 01, 2011

    Thank you for reading and commenting on "Cloudy...", Jane!

    M.H. – Oct 04, 2011

    Hi Jane - Thanks so much for your nice words on "Nothing Good Can Come of This" :)!

    Larry Strattner – Sep 16, 2011

    I must add killer bio to my killer phrase comment.

    Julie Innis – May 05, 2011

    Jane, thanks so much!

    Shelagh Power-Chopra – May 02, 2011

    Jane - thanks so much - so glad you liked the leg. Love your profile photo.

    Jerry Ratch – May 02, 2011

    Thank you so much, Jane!

    Kathy Fish – May 02, 2011

    Hi Jane, thanks for the nice words on my wall and for reading my stories. I'm glad you like them and like "Wake Up" in particular. You have made my day!

    Rene Foran – Apr 30, 2011

    Thank you Jane, for your kind comment on Postcards from Penelope. I truly appreciate it.

    Rabbit Angstrom – Apr 30, 2011

    Jane, thank you for the comment on the SHUBA story, I hope that you have expereinced the wonder that is Below the Root! Peace and writing, Amy

    Drew Jackson – Apr 23, 2011

    Thanks, Jane!

    James Lloyd Davis – Apr 18, 2011

    Thanks, Jane, for the fave and the comment on "David Foster Wallace meets the sage Lao Tse in a strange place." In between the wars, rumors of wars, petty crime, jealousy, heartreak and murder that I usually write about, I try to add just a tablespoon or two of peace and hope into the mix. I'm happy that it worked.

    Con Chapman – Apr 08, 2011

    Jane, thanks for reading and commenting. Having married into a Scots Presbyterian family without an artistic instinct in three generations, good to find a Glaswegian (?) aesthete.

    Marcus Speh – Apr 03, 2011

    thank you jane for commenting on "rites of spring" and welcome to fictionaut!

    Soon to be deleted – Apr 01, 2011

    Yes, glad you are here as well.

    Jane Flett – Apr 01, 2011

    Thanks Robert!

    Robert Vaughan – Mar 31, 2011

    Welcome to Fictionaut, Jane! I admire your list of authors above.

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