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Josephine Corcoran

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Josephine Corcoran's work as a short story writer and playwright has been published, performed on stage and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her poetry pamphlet 'The Misplaced House' was published by tall-lighthouse in November 2014 and her first full poetry collection 'What Are You After?' was published by Nine Arches Press in June 2018. ...more

News/No News in April

I’ve fallen off the blogging bus and I’m struggling to climb back on. I’m not sure why because it isn’t travelling very fast. Perhaps it’s my dodgy knee/s. Anyway – Hello! – even if it’s already May. I’m fully recovered from my first Covid-19 jab (Oxford AstraZeneca) and waiting for a date for my second.… Continue reading News/No News in April Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 01, 2021 03:13
Average rating: 4.4 · 15 ratings · 5 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
What Are You After?

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The Misplaced House

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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What Are You After

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I re-read (again) The Great Gatsby after listening to a brilliant programme about it on R4 (the always superb 'In Our Time' hosted by Melvyn Bragg). Revisiting the book was like spending time with an old friend. I thought more about 'secondary' chara ...more
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Shook by Samuel Bailey
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I am still reading the script after watching the play online - the theatre company Papatango filmed a production of the play as its transfer to the West End was cancelled because of the covid pandemic.
'Shook' won the Papatango Prize in 2019, deserve
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Dressing For The Afterlife by Maria Taylor
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In her second full poetry collection, Maria Taylor takes the idea of ‘dressing’ and ‘dressing up’ as a metaphor for the range of identities a person might try on as she strides through her life. There is much that is immediately recognisable in these ...more
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Bold as Brass by Isabel Rogers
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I bought this book as a gift for my husband and he was very pleased with it. During a difficult year, it was lovely to hear him chuckling away as he read. He wanted something light-hearted and funny that would take his mind off the global pandemic an ...more
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Saffron Jack by Rishi Dastidar
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Noir by Charlotte Gann
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The title of Charlotte Gann's book suggests that these are poems to be read while hiding behind my hands. There are many recognisable film noir tropes: a sense of claustrophobia in overcrowded sitting rooms where standard lamps cast a shadowy light; ...more
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Half the Human Race by Susan Utting
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These poems give witness to the lives of women before or on the cusp of the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s. There are many references to mirrors and and reflections of women gaining a sense of their own identity through their appearance and not throu ...more
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Moon for Sale by Richard   Price
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Moon For Sale is unlike other poetry collections I've read recently so it took me a while to find a way in. Perhaps I could have started with the opening poem, 'How a Book Could Be' - "This is how a book could be / tonight it's ballet, tomorrow / app ...more
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