Ross Cogan

Ross CoganRoss Cogan was born in 1970 and studied philosophy at various universities. His poetry and essays are widely published in journals and he won a Gregory Award in 1999. Ross is the Creative Director of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

Sample poems

Stalin’s Desk
It’s always April underneath your arms

Oversteps publications

The Book I Never Wrote (2012)
Stalin’s Desk (2005)

…he might have heard the knife working its stone,
the blade’s argument against the soft faith
of flesh, the disquisition mapping his limbs,
the whirring buzz-saw hum of the mind of God.


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