One month until my book is published

My poetry book is being published this year, did I mention that?  (of course I'm joking - I know I've mentioned it here, here,  and here - and possibly a few more places as well).  I don't tend to think of myself as a last minute kind of person but I am still tinkering with … Continue reading One month until my book is published

St Gregory’s Students successful in Live Canon Poetry Competition

I had a splendidly happy day at The Greenwich Theatre in London last Saturday for the Live Canon Children's Poetry Competition Prize Giving Show.  I went up on the train from Wiltshire with one of my great-nieces, Hannah.  When we arrived, the theatre foyer was awash with Haiku Balloons, cartons of fruit juice, a poetry … Continue reading St Gregory’s Students successful in Live Canon Poetry Competition

My book is available to pre-order from Nine Arches Press

My book What Are You After? is now available to buy direct from Nine Arches Press.  I am very happy to have received wonderful endorsements from two poets whose work I admire enormously. Rebecca Goss says of my collection: Josephine Corcoran’s fine debut reflects upon the personal and political with imaginative flair. A poet who … Continue reading My book is available to pre-order from Nine Arches Press

Wordplay: A Poetry Broadcast from Visual Radio Arts, Frome

On Saturday I was one of four poets invited to read some poems to camera at Visual Radio Arts in Frome, Somerset.  Our reading was streamed to Facebook and is available to watch below.  The four poets are Dawn Gorman, Jennie Gilling, Louise Green and me, and the broadcast was hosted by Crysse Morrison. Visual … Continue reading Wordplay: A Poetry Broadcast from Visual Radio Arts, Frome

Call for poems about the future

You might like to know about this submissions opportunity with The Emma Press for poems about 'the future' which I've reblogged from Suzannah Evans' site.  Suzannah is co-editing this anthology of poems with fellow poet, Tom Sastry.  If you're not familiar with The Emma Press, they are an award-winning small press publishing beautiful books.  You … Continue reading Call for poems about the future

Poetry@Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Saturday March 3

  Come to hear two fabulous poets read in Trowbridge on Saturday, March 3rd, 2pm- 4pm.  Open-mic contributions welcome.  Drawing Projects UK is in Bridge House, Stallard Street, Trowbridge, next to Trowbridge train station. Dawn Gorman is a poet and editor who devises and runs community arts events, including the reading series Words & Ears, … Continue reading Poetry@Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Saturday March 3

Writing poems about flowers #writerinschool

This week I took Alice Oswald's book Weeds and Wild Flowers in to St Gregory's Catholic College, Bath, where I'm working as Writer in Residence. I was prompted to do this by Sarah Westcott's gorgeous poem about snowdrops Fair Maids of February which was a winner in this year's Cafe Writers Competition judged by Liz … Continue reading Writing poems about flowers #writerinschool

A few copies of my pamphlet available

Please let me know if you would like to buy one of the remaining copies of my poetry pamphlet The Misplaced House published by tall-lighthouse in November 2014.  If you send an email to josephinecorcoran13@gmail.com,  I will send you a PayPal invoice by return.  The price is £5 which includes P&P (UK only).

Keeping a poetry reading journal

Dashing off a quick post to try to keep to my weekly blog plan as part of the Poet Bloggers 2018 Revival Tour.  I'm knee-deep in old notebooks this week, as I flounder inside the messy and muddy quagmire that is my poetry manuscript.  I've spent the past two days holed-up inside my house, as … Continue reading Keeping a poetry reading journal

Towards a poetry collection

I had my very first real life meeting with Jane Commane from Nine Arches Press on Friday.  Nine Arches is based in the Midlands and I live in West Wiltshire, on the border of Somerset in the west of England, so we met in the cafe of the Friends House, by Euston Station in London.   It's … Continue reading Towards a poetry collection