Jan Keough is originally from the Boston area where she learned to enjoy all things New England except for driving in the snow. Her earliest writing was a poem about clouds which, mercifully, has not survived.
In any case, her time both during and after school was spent day dreaming and wondering what was life all about. After a brief visit to the BU School of Theology she set out more earnestly on an inner quest. Her first encouragement came through Gandhi’s My Experiments With Truth and led to Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.
Jan is co-founder of the Origami Poems Project which has been publishing ‘free’ microchaps of poetry since 2009.
More recently her own work has appeared at the Wickford Art Association's Ekphrasis exhibits 2015, 2016 and 2017; and in the Crosswinds Journal, spring 2017. Her poetry has appeared in many online and print publication and in 2012 her chapbook, ‘A Little Encouragement’ was selected as a runner up in the Willett Press Chapbook Contest, Summer 2012.
On occasion, her essay on Mindfulness is re-broadcast on RI’s NPR This I believe series. Here is the link: http://ripr.org/post/mindfulness#stream/0
You may also hear her poems read on Helen Burke’s radio broadcasts on the UK station, ELFM.
These days she spends her time in cyber space, along the eastern seaboard, gardening, bicycling, and in meditation. She is married to the accomplished musician-artist, and much appreciated good guy, Kevin Keough.
Sometime soon a recording of Jasmine Tea, a wandering will be available on her page
Jan Keough’s Origami Poems page: https://origamipoems.com/poets/13-jan-keough
“Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily merrily – Life is but a dream.” – nursery rhyme