Jackie Juno – Bard of Exeter 2011-2012; stand-up poet, singer and artist. Jackie left the city and moved to Devon in 1982, gradually simplifying her way of life until she was living very simply off the land in a tipi for several years. This way of life became increasingly difficult with the implementation of the Criminal Justice Bill, forcing travellers back into housing or abroad. She has been campaigning for sustainable solutions for decades, and through her work she highlights environmental, political and social issues – in a most moving and entertaining way.
She now lives on the edge of Dartmoor with her rock-god guitarist husband and young daughter. Jackie is 48 and a quarter and is a firm believer in Death Before Diet.
Biography published 2012