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Josephine Corcoran is a writer, originally from the north west of England and now based in west Wiltshire.

Her professional credits include two poetry collections, What Are You After? (Nine Arches Press, 2018) and The Misplaced House (tall-lighthouse, 2014); a radio play, The Songs that Houses Sing – The House in Tamworth Park (BBC Radio 4Extra, 2018, BBC Radio 4, 2000) and a stage play, Jocasta (Chelsea Theatre, 1997).  Her short story Algebra, winner of the Ian St James Award in 1996, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4Extra in 2018 and on BBC Radio 4 in 1997. See Recent Work for more publication news.

Josephine studied at Bournemouth University, Chichester University, and the University of East Anglia (UEA) where she gained an MA in Creative Writing. She has facilitated writing workshops in schools and community settings and in higher and further education classes. She has held short residencies in libraries, galleries and museums, and a one year writing residency at St Gregory’s School in Bath (2017-18). She trained with and worked for The Reader Organisation (2013-15), facilitating read aloud groups for people living with dementia and memory loss. She also worked as a teaching assistant in a comprehensive school (2007-10) and completed writer in school training with The National Literacy Trust.

Josephine makes experimental, hybrid, collage-based text and image pieces and visual poetry (vispo) which she posts on Instagram @andothermaterial. She is founder and editor of the online poetry site And Other Poems and organises a monthly poetry group, Trowbridge Stanza (currently not meeting because of the pandemic) at Drawing Projects UK, in Trowbridge. She has a SoundCloud page.

Jonathan Edwards reviewed What Are You After? (Nine Arches Press, 2018) by Josephine Corcoran at Poetry Wales.

Anthony Wilson featured Josephine’s poem about drones in his Lifesaving Poems series.

Maria Taylor wrote about Josephine’s first pamphlet here.  Helena Nelson wrote about it here.

Recent poems and reviews by Josephine are listed on this site here.

For work, readings, workshops etc., please contact Josephine by email josephinecorcoran13 at gmail dot com and give clear details of fee. She is unable to take on unpaid work. Thank you for visiting this site.