The image is of seven publications arranged together against a white background. The publications are my poetry collection 'What Are You After?', my pamphlet 'The Misplaced House', three issues of The North magazine, one issue of Poetry Wales magazine and one issue of 14 magazine.

Recently published

September, 2021 – My review of My Mother’s Language/La langue de ma mère by Abdellatif Laâbi, translated and introduced by André Naffis-Sahely (Poetry Translation Centre, 2021) is online at MPT magazine.

September, 2021 – ‘Self-Portrait as a Green Silk Dress’ published in 14 magazine. Thanks to Editor Richard Skinner.

August, 2021 – ‘A Baby Speaks on his Birthday in an Autumn Garden, 2020’ has been longlisted in the Live Canon International Poetry Competition and will be published in the competition anthology.

Two new poems, ‘To Love One Another’ and ‘True Crime’, and reviews of new books by Katherine Stansfield, Maria Taylor and Jackie Wills are published in The North, Issue 66 (August 2021).

Reviews of new books by Geraldine Clarkson, Seán Hewitt and Marvin Thompson published in The North magazine, January 2021.

‘Then, Said I, Lord, How Long?’ published in Poetry Wales (December 2020).

In 2021, a visual piece ‘Irony Poem’ was selected to be made into a badge for a Printed Poetry Symposium (October 14, Arnolfini, Bristol) organised by the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England.

‘Poem for a 1960s Welfare State Childhood’ published at The Morning Star online (October 2020).

‘I Dream of the The Sea’ a poetry film made on an iPhone by Josephine during the first UK lockdown (2020) was accepted by Ink, Sweat & Tears magazine and is on their YouTube channel here. This poem is an interpretation of a haiku by Yosa Buson (more details at MPT magazine ‘Haiku Translation Workshop’ here).

Here is a poetry film ‘The Wonders, The Joy‘ (2020), words by Josephine Corcoran, directed by Professor Bambo Soyinka for The Great Margin (Bath Spa University).

‘Birdsong’ – poem commissioned by Ledbury Poetry Festival (2020).

Unseen Criticism (article) published in The North magazine (August 2020).

‘New Oldish Poetry Society’ (article) published in The Common Sense Network, March 2019.

‘Poem in which we hear the word drone’ by Josephine Corcoran (2018) – film poem by Helen Dewbery is here.

‘To bring me luck’ – poem commended in the 2018 Stanza Poetry Competition.

Here is a film of Nichole Bird (Live Canon Ensemble) performing ‘Do you remember those wild, out of control pre-Referendum days?’ (2017) by Josephine Corcoran (Text of poem available here). This poem was shortlisted for the 2018 Live Canon International Poetry competition and performed on stage at the Greenwich Theatre, London, in 2018.

Some poetry reviews written by Josephine available online: Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poetry – Edited by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, preface by Dorothy Wang (Peepal Tree Press, 2018) – reviewed in Under the Radar magazine, available to read here. Three 2019 titles from Pavilion Poetry Press (Lieke Marsman, Mona Arshi and Janette Ayachi) in Under the Radar magazine – available to read here.