About the Boi Poet

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.

I am a neo-formalist poet preferring to write in meter and form than free verse but I am beginning to learn to relax and let the feel and sound of words take over rather than be dictated to by rigid rules and structure. However I will still argue that a sonnet without consistent iambic meter ain’t a sonnet and Lewis Turco’s Book of Form is never far from me.

I am a moderator and contributor to the poetic forum Tir na nog, I considers it a great pleasure to have worked with Terry Clitheroe and the Tir poets to bring the wonder of poetry out of the elitist, artisan world to a wider and more global audience.

I am also the author of two chapbooks and an anthology of poems. I am currently working on my second collection of poetry and a collection of sonnets in memory of the late poet Ivor Hogg


Life is a journey – go where it takes you and live it


Buy this book by Jem Farmer on Lulu.

Distant is the Music covers many aspects of life from love to death, social views to spiritual ideals and much more over various poetic forms and occasional free verse.
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71 Responses to About the Boi Poet

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  2. Dr. Rex says:

    “It Is What It Is” has been nominated for a new award. Paying it forward … you don’t have to accept, just know that your worked is valued and deeply appreciated!!

  3. Just Patty says:

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!
    Please check out: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/one-lovely-blog-award/
    You don’t have to accept this award, just know that you are appreciated!
    Lots of Love

  4. Just Patty says:

    Hey Jez!
    No clue what happened here, but I apparently unfollowed you or something?
    I was just scrolling through my reader and there was your blog between ‘recommended blogs to follow’. O well, I am back lol! 🙂
    Sorry about that.
    Hugz ❤

  5. Dr. Rex says:

    “It Is What It Is” has been recognized. We are paying it forward!! http://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/award-showers-for-it-is-what-it-is/

  6. Dr. Rex says:

    Paying it forward … It Is What It Is …. Acknowledges your awesome blog:

  7. Dr. Rex says:

    “It Is What It Is … paying it forward. You don’t have to accept but do know that you are appreciated!!!

  8. Dr. Rex says:

    “It Is What It Is” received this. I’m paying it forward. Please, accept! TY …

  9. Dr. Rex says:

    “It Is What It Is” has received this … I need to pay it forward. If you can, please, accept!! TY ..

  10. Thank you for being a part of my blogging community, your work is outstanding! I have nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.

    More about this nomination is at


    Thank you for your support. Ann Johnson-Murphree

  11. just wanted to visit a bit to thank for liking some of my poems on 20 Lines, today all the love sent ‘whole’ right to the top of ‘your favorites’ list on my sidebar, that’s never happened before…ty again.

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  13. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Jemmy!

    I have nominated your blog for the Best Moment Award.

    More about this nomination is at


  14. joseasanoj says:

    Good Posts
    Sanoj Jose(Author, My Day Out With An Angel)

  15. Noora says:

    Hey Jemmy! Thank you so much for the follow. I’m looking forward to reading your poetry and posts. Have a wonderful day!

  16. Brook says:

    I so admire the art of poetry. *Thank you* for letting us follow along in discovery here. Your blog is lyrical and beautiful, with the gentle colors of orchids. (And *thank you* for the “like” at my place:)

  17. Hi Jemmy. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the Like. I have just discovered “who I am” recently through writing 🙂 Happy writing and blogging!

  18. andy1076 says:

    Hi Jemmy, thank you so much for visiting my blog and sharing your beautiful writing here 🙂

  19. midnighthues says:

    Jemmy, I am passing this recognition to you.This my token of appreciation for you.

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