by George J. Dance

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Jean Bleakney (born 1956) is a Northern Irish poet.


Bleakney was born Jean Kerr in Newry, County Down. She studied biochemistry at Queen's University, Belfast, and then worked for 8 years in medical research.[1]

She lives in Belfast, where she works at a gardening center. She designed the garden of the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen's University.[2]


  • The Ripple Tank Experiment. Belfast: Lagan Press, 1999.
  • The Poet's Ivy. Belfast: Lagan Press, 2003.
  • Ions. . Belfast: Lagan Press, 2011.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

See alsoEdit

Jean Bleakney - ions-0

Jean Bleakney - ions-0


  1. Ions, Lagan Press. Web, Dec. 21, 2013.
  2. Sinead Morrissey, Jean Bleakney (United Kingdom, 1956), Poetry International Rotterdam. Web, Dec. 21, 2013.
  3. Search results = au:Jean Bleakney, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Dec. 21, 2013.

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