Valerie Jack

Poet and Playwright


I am a poet, playwright and teacher.  

My first poetry collection, Educational, was published by tall-lighthouse in 2009. I was educated at three universities, have worked as an examiner on  three A level units, and taught or volunteered at nine educational establishments, but still know little for sure. 

Having graduated from the Royal Court's young writers programme, and developed work with Hampstead Theatre and the National Theatre Studio, I staged my play Fireworks at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden in November 2010.

I lived on a narrow boat for five years, and although I'm now a land-dwelling creature, I'm still drawn to water and  working on a nautical collection of poems, Live-Aboard. 

Please read my poems in the blog section of the site.  If you like what you read, please join the site.


Educational is available from the tall lighthouse website: