Jo Shapcott

Standard Name: Shapcott, Jo
Birth Name: Jo Shapcott
JS is a poet of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, who has also published anthologies, verse for music, and a book of critical prose based on a lecture series.


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Anthologization Elizabeth Jennings
The Leamington Poetry Society published a 4-page leaflet (plus cover) of EJ 's poems, titled with her name, in March 1987.
Solo: Search Oxford University Libraries Online.
Twelve years later the British Council published an audiocassette of poetry which features her...
Intertextuality and Influence Ruth Padel
RP dedicated the volume to her partner Michael Black , but the opening poem and one other are dedicated to Irish poet Matthew Sweeney .
Padel, Ruth. Angel. Bloodaxe, 1993.
The collection (many of whose contents had appeared, often...
Literary responses Elizabeth Bishop
The strength of EB 's influence on British and Irish poetry was variously recognised during the 1980s by Andrew Motion , Seamus Heaney , James Fenton , and Eavan Boland , and during the 1990s...
Literary responses Ruth Padel
Her fellow-poet Jo Shapcott praised the introduction for being a summary of the age as well as of approaches to poetry. Shapcott wrote that she had seen no description of where and who we are...
Occupation Elizabeth Bishop
After a six-month appointment at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1966, EB went on to teach on and off for years at Harvard and briefly at New York University .
Astley, Neil. “Elizabeth Bishop: A Bibliography; Elizabeth Bishop: Chronology”. Elizabeth Bishop: Poet of the Periphery, edited by Linda Anderson and Jo Shapcott, Bloodaxe Books, 2002, pp. 175 -00.
198, 199, 200
Performance of text Jackie Kay
She and Jo Shapcott read their poems (together with rising starsJay Bernard and Kayo Chingonyi ) at the Royal Shakespeare Company 's redesigned Swan Theatre at Stratford on 3 December 2010.
Uncertainty is Not a Good Dog. 2010.
The same month...
Reception Kathleen Jamie
KJ has said that now, having all the time, money (a two-year grant from the Scottish Arts Council ), and confidence she needs, she feels able to say, I'm a poet and this is what...
Textual Features Christine Brooke-Rose
Here CBR 's interest tips strongly away from content towards form, though she acknowledges that an attachment to form that excludes all else is totally withering.
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Invisible Author: Last Essays. Ohio State University Press, 2002.
For the first time she uses a technique...
Textual Features Carol Ann Duffy
The sixty poets were each commissioned for a poem marking a particular year. They included Gillian Clarke (1955: Running Away to the Sea), Ruth Fainlight (1963: World Events), Liz Lochhead (1966: Photograph, Art...
Textual Features Germaine Greer
Textual Production Gillian Clarke
GC was one of ten poets gathered by Carol Ann Duffy in spring 2013 to spend two weeks, one in each of ten museums in Cambridge, and to craft a poem relating to the museum...
Textual Production Wendy Cope
Judging a poetry competition for Mslexia magazine in 2006, WC regretted the small number of poems in traditional forms, and the even smaller number of successful ones. She voiced her disagreement with Jo Shapcott (writing...
Textual Production Carol Ann Duffy
CAD continued to use her position for the voicing of strong political opinions. On 25 July 2009 The Guardian's Review section opened with three pages of poems on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Textual Production U. A. Fanthorpe
She co-operated with others in many further works. She appeared with Tony Lopez in Mortal Heart, 1981. In 1994 she participated in two joint projects: Painter and Poet: Three Poems (limited edition), where her...
Textual Production Jackie Kay
Contributing along with Gillian Clarke , Carol Ann Duffy , Jo Shapcott , Fiona Sampson , and many others, to a collection of poetic responses to Shakespeare four hundred years after his death, JK replied...


January 1986
Poems on the Underground , brainchild of Judith Chernaik , was launched at a ceremony at Aldwych Station. This group arranges the display of single short poems among advertisements in London underground trains.
In a league table of sales in verse for these years, published by the Guardian in October 2000, Ted Hughes was the highest with 172,174, Seamus Heaney second with 34,690, and Carol Ann Duffy third...
14 May 2013
The Zoological Society of London (better known as the London Zoo ) launched a series of Writers Talks, in which a professuonal writer joined with a scientist and a zoo-keeper to talk about a particular...