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

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

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).

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

A quick update during National Poetry Month

I'm not really taking part in #NaPoWriMo this year although I do feel steeped in poetry.  I have attempted to write (or at least start) a poem a day in the past and found it fun and exhilarating.  I promised to review some poetry books for a magazine so I've been reading those and making slow … Continue reading A quick update during National Poetry Month

Featured at Poetry Wales and Proletarian Poetry

Peter Raynard at Proletarian Poetry has written about my poem Working Class Poem, first published in Under the Radar magazine.  I wrote the poem when I was thinking about my own background and about the ways that working class people are represented in the mainstream media and in popular culture in the UK.  Mostly, I feel … Continue reading Featured at Poetry Wales and Proletarian Poetry

On being on Facebook when I’m trying not to be

Everything got off to a wonderful start on New Year's Day and Bank Holiday Monday.  I went for several walks, spent hours away from the internet, read loads, cooked great food, laughed at my husband's jokes, listened to my kids' music, generally hung out with the family, wrote some new poems. Then I got stumped … Continue reading On being on Facebook when I’m trying not to be

A poem for National Poetry Day 2016

The theme for this year's National Poetry Day in the UK is 'messages'.  As Poet in Residence at Trowbridge Town Hall, I've been working with artist Ben Midgley on a new poem which we will share with school students and other visitors to the Town Hall on National Poetry Day, October 6. Local school students from primary and … Continue reading A poem for National Poetry Day 2016

Poetry and a Pint at St James Wine Vaults

I'm reading in Bath at Poetry and a Pint with Stephen Payne tomorrow, Monday 9th May 7.30pm. It would be lovely to see you there!  I met up with Stephen last week with the intention of planning what we'd read but, of course, we hardly planned anything!  We did manage to agree that we'd read one … Continue reading Poetry and a Pint at St James Wine Vaults

New Blogging Event: What’s in my pocket?

This is an invitation to take part in a new blogging event  'What's in my pocket (or bag) and what does it say about me?'  All you have to do is to publish a new blog post which includes an image of what's in your pocket/bag and a brief explanation about it.  Link back (pingback) to this … Continue reading New Blogging Event: What’s in my pocket?