About me

Musings, poetry, and opinionsIMG_2038 from a third-wave feminist, Shakespeare buff, foodie and mother. Torn between active philanthropy and becoming a misanthrope.

Some people have asked where the name of the blog comes from and it’s a little homage to my favourite Shakespeare play: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. The main characters are Benedick and Beatrice. They start off the play as adversaries, equally matched with quick wit and speedy retorts. The name of the blog comes from Beatrice’s reply to her uncle, Leonato, when he says that being lively and cheerful suits her, she must have been born at a happy time. Beatrice then says:

“No, sure, my Lord, My mother cried,

but then there was a star danced,

and under that was I born.”

Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2, Scene 1.

I’ve always been a lover of poetry and classic literature, and my friends would tell you that I am more than happy to share my opinions and musings whenever they will listen! I set up this website as a place to share my work, especially with the view of helping other people who have been through similar circumstances. What started out as a cathartic exercise has become platform to speak out from.

I’m currently working on a few projects…I’m finalising my ‘A Star That Danced’ poetry collection, which tracks the journey of the past 13 years.

Also in the pipeline is an anthology of poems written by INFJs, which will be released Autumn 2017. Follow me on Twitter (@starthatdanced) or Instagram (@janefureypoetry) to keep in the
loop about that one. Do get in touch if you’d like to contribute.

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