My name is Joanna Chamberlain. I was born in Brighton, England on the 15th December 1981
I started writing when I was very young. I found passion in rhyming words, I used writing as an escape from my troubled childhood. I was taken into residential care in my early teens, this was a very lonely, distressing time. I found great comfort and enjoyment in writtting funny, witty Limericks. I also enjoy writing/reading short Haiku style poems with great imagery.
I have 15 poems published in anthologies, these can be found in libraries across the UK. My poem- 'Brolly Rage', was shortlisted out of one thousand entries to feature in the Poetry Rivals anthology: 'The Finalist'. The winner performed at the Royal Albert Hall London, Slam Finals. I've had my poem: 'Ocean spray' published in Poetry Soups anthology: PS it's poetry. I've recently had my Nursery Rhyme 'Ellie's freckles' published in; Nursery Rhymes & stories from poets around the world.
I have been married to my husband Matthew 12 years, we have a son Harry, we live in the country with our two dogs. I describe myself as a talkative introvert. I am currently using poetry soup as a platform to share my work, I find the environment positive and encouraging.
I choose to write in my maiden name (Feltham) as a tribute to my dad who died on 12th May 2012, aged 49. RIP Dad. xx