Reading, writing, planning, etc.

I haven't written much about my everyday life recently so I thought I'd do an update. My once a week job in a school ended in July and very quickly after that I was awarded a small bursary to write new poems about the heritage, history and landscape of the area in and around Amesbury.  … Continue reading Reading, writing, planning, etc.

Local Artist Bursary from Ginkgo Projects / Bloor Homes

I'm pleased to say that I've been awarded a Local Artists Bursary by Ginkgo Projects, funded by Bloor Homes for the Kings Gate Public Art Programme, which I am using to write some new poems in response to the landscape and heritage of the area in and around Amesbury, Wiltshire. I live in the west … Continue reading Local Artist Bursary from Ginkgo Projects / Bloor Homes

a poem a week podcast

I'm very pleased to be featured on Lizzy Turner's 'a poem a week' podcast reading my poem 'History Lesson' from my new book What Are You After?  You can hear me reading here. This poem was inspired by the many events staged to mark the centenary of the start of World War I and was … Continue reading a poem a week podcast

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