Jo Shapcott

10 pm, 17 February

Jo Shapcott


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.

Writer Links

'Hairless' at Poetry Foundation

Poems at Poetry International

'My Life Asleep' in The Independent




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Cork International Poetry Festival
14 - 18 February 2017