Jo Shapcott

Reading with Lavinia Greenlaw.


Jo Shapcott

Admission: €10 / €8 concessions
14 February 2015, 10pm


Jo Shapcott was born in London. Poems from her three award-winning collections, Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep (1998) are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke, was published in 2001; Of Mutability won the Costa Book Award in 2010.

“Shapcott’s reticence, her level voice
and her ability to convey vulnerability
without self-pity make Of Mutability
an original, affecting book; her finest to date.”
– The Independent on Sunday


More about the author:

Jo Shapcott home page

Jo Shapcott at the Poetry Archive

Jo Shapcott at the Poetry Foundation


Cork Spring Poetry Festival