A Self Help Guide to Being In Love with Jeremy Corbyn by Jess Green
When Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the monolith of Ed Miliband. After
a decade of keeping her membership card firmly at the back of her wallet she’s suddenly, like most frustrated lefty activists, fallen head over heels in love with Jeremy Corbyn and his raw Communist sex appeal.
Jess Green’s second collection is full of fast-paced, drywitted poems from the perspective of a late twenties poet who’s beginning to regret her teenage ambition of becoming a full-time impoverished artist.
‘Jess Green’s writing never fails to stir hope, humour and righteous anger, often all at the same time. She articulates brilliantly the loves and losses every embattled Labour supporter will be familiar with, but the humanity and wit
that shines through all of her work is universal, making this collection for the many, not the few.’ - Grace Petrie
‘Some misogynist Conservative accountants may find these verses upsetting. I’d urge everyone else to buy a copy.’ - Elvis McGonagall
Jess Green is a performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her first collection, Burning Books, published by Burning Eye Books was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award and as a poetry and music show received 5* reviews at
the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour. A poem from this show, Dear Mr Gove received viral attention on Youtube in 2014 and has now received over 300,000 views. The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award 2016 and performed to sell-out audiences at Curve Theatre in Leicester. Burning Books tours nationally
Autumn 2018. Her second poetry and music show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn based around her second collection of the same name and performed with her band, The Mischief Thieves goes to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. Jess has written for Channel 4 and the BBC and
runs Leicester poetry night, Find The Right Words which was shortlisted for Best Regular UK Poetry Event in the Saboteur Awards.