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.
…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 was one of the commended poets in this year’s McLellan prize.[7-Nov-16 Ross Cogan]
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.