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

Goss and O’Brien reading at Transatlantic Poetry

Something to look forward to this coming Sunday, 31st August - Rebecca Goss and Dan O'Brien will be reading as part of the Transatlantic Poetry Series.  Details here.  The reading starts at 8pm BST / 3pm EDT / Noon PDT. Both poets have sent work to my poetry site, And Other Poems.  Rebecca's poem 'Repossession' is  here and her… Continue reading Goss and O’Brien reading at Transatlantic Poetry

Heart Poems for Children’s Heart Week – all week at Rebecca Goss’ blog 12 – 18 May

A wonderful initiative by poet Rebecca Goss in support of Children’s Heart Week. Rebecca has transformed her blog into an imaginative anthology of heart-themed poems. Find out more about the work of the Children’s Heart Federation and show your support by reading and sharing the posts.

Day One: Poems by Jo Bell, Jacob Polley, Mary Robinson, Harry Man and Amy Key. Follow the blog all week for more poems.  I’m proud to be part of this project and Rebecca has included one of my poems on Day Two.

Rebecca Goss


The Children’s Heart Federation is the leading children’s heart charity and direct service provider as well as the umbrella body for voluntary organisations; working to meet the needs of children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions and their families.  Their vision is one of ‘a society in which all children with congenital heart disease have both their medical and social needs met so that they can live life to the full.’ You can find out more about them at  Twitter: @CHFed and Facebook:

Strong Heart Songs
By Jo Bell

When their men rode off in warpaint
the women of the prairie tribes
stood tall to sing Strong Heart Songs.
They sang the strength into their men:
You must be saying all the time to yourself:
I must be brave. I must not fear anything.

Even when the fight came to…

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