Other Blackbirds – Alex Josephy
An intelligent collection that uses economical language across a variety of subjects. These are poems thatrepay more than one reading.
Alex’s poems have won awards such as the MacLellan Prize 2014 and the Battered Moons Prize 2013. She was highly commended in the Rialto/RSPB nature poetry competition 2014, and won second prize in the Hippocrates Prize for poetry and medicine, 2010.
Alex Josephy lives in London and Italy and worked as an NHS education adviser. She has been a student and teacher of poetry all her life and has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths College, University of London. For many years she has been a member of Robert Vas Dias’ Poetry School seminar and has she led a poetry reading group in East London. Her poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies including The Rialto, Smiths Knoll, The Interpreter’s House, Domestic Cherry and the online arts magazines London Grip, The Clearing and The Sigh Press in Italy. Alex’s other publications include the collections White Roads, Paekakariki Press, 2018 and Naked Since Faversham, Pindrop Press, 2020. Her most recent title is the award-winnng pamphlet Again Behold the Stars. Find out more about Alex’s writing on her website.