Josephine Dickinson

Josephine Dickinson was born in London in 1957.  Deaf since childhood, she studied classics at Oxford University and after working as a music teacher and composer, relocated to Alston, Cumbria, where she met and married an elderly sheep farmer, Douglas Dickinson, who died in 2004.   She has published four collections of poetry, many poems drawing on her life as a sheep farmer.

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