Ross 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.
It’s always April underneath your arms
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.
Ross Cogan won the Cannon Poets ‘Sonnet or Not’ competition, and A C Clarke was highly commended.
Ross Cogan and A C Clarke both received commendations in the Troubadour Poetry Competition.
Ross Cogan was commended in this year’s Ware Poetry Competition.
January saw three new books from Oversteps: The Book I Never Wrote by Ross Cogan, Fr Meslier’s Confession by A C Clarke, and Telling the Bees by Ann Kelley. All three of these poets have been published by Oversteps before, and have proved popular.
Ross Cogan has both a poem and an essay in the latest issue of Orbis (157). His new collection, ‘The Book I Never Wrote’, will be published by Oversteps early in the new year.
Ross Cogan’s poem, ‘My life as a dog’ has been published on the online magazine, Ink, Sweat & Tears, edited by Helen Ivory.
Ross Cogan’s poem, ‘My Life as a Dog’ has been published on the online magazine Ink, Sweat & Tears, edited by Helen Ivory.