If you would like to buy a copy of my poetry pamphlet, ‘The Misplaced House,’ it’s now available to order here. Copies will also be available to buy at these events: The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX, on Monday, 8th December, 7.30pm, when my pamphlet and other new publications from tall-lighthouse […]

Josephine Corcoran reading at Vanguard. Photo courtesy of Richard Skinner.

My week has gone by in a flash.  I’ve signed off on my pamphlet, ‘The Misplaced House’, and I’m waiting for Gareth Lewis at tall-lighthouse to tell me that it’s come back from the printer’s.  The launch will be at The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX on Monday, 8th December at 7.30pm. On Thursday […]

Vanguard Readings

Just a quick post to remind anyone within easy reach of SE London that I’m reading at the Vanguard Reading Series this Thursday, 20th November, 7.30pm.  The reading series was created by novelist, poet, and writing tutor, Richard Skinner, who is also Director of the Fiction Programme at the Faber Academy.  It’s a monthly series of […]

mini cake

This is an unwritten post, a silence, a caught in the throat, the words in my head, the left unsaid. The scratched out, the scribbled, the scrunched-up, the came to nothing. Doodles in the margins, around the edges. Gazing out there, up there, beyond here. A quick game of Hearts, a glance at Facebook, Twitter. […]

hand and poppy 2

This week’s photo challenge is to take a minimalist photo and this shot of my daughter holding a tiny image of a poppy reminded me of some of the WWI poetry I read with members of my read aloud, reading groups this week. A particular favourite was ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae.  One woman liked the mention […]


Really, really happy to tell you that my debut poetry pamphlet, The Misplaced House, will be published by tall-lighthouse on November 30th.  The pamphlet will be launched, along with other new publications from tall-lighthouse, at The Poetry Café, Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9BX on Monday, 8th December at 7.30pm.  More details here. It […]


All power to your pen if you’re taking part in National Novel Writing Month and attempting to write 50,000 words of a novel during November.  I won’t be taking part myself although I love the idea of sitting down at my computer and bashing out 50,000 words of prose.  I love the idea of a […]

Autumn rabbit

I don’t feel I’ve written properly in this blog for a while even though it was my aim, this year, to post here once a week.  I’ve sometimes resorted to using the Weekly Photo Challenge as a prompt and it’s been lovely to connect with other bloggers this way.  I might never have written about […]

Julia Copus

Julia Copus and Patrick Gale reading at Trowbridge Library, Thursday, November 27th, 7.30pm   Book your FREE tickets by calling Trowbridge Library on 01225 716700 The reading, at Trowbridge Library on Thursday, 27th November at 7.30pm,  is part of a SW England Library promotion called the Reading Passport.  It features  award-winning poet and children’s story writer Julia Copus, and novelist […]

typing with writing ledge 2

If, like me, you spend a fair portion of your life sitting down, reading, writing, and typing, the chances are you might experience neck and backache at some point, as well as pains in your hands and wrists.  Things got bad for me about two years ago when I first started blogging and I became […]


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