Carcanet Press
Quote of the Day
an admirable concern to keep lines open to writing in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America.
Seamus Heaney

Joey Connolly

No Text
Books by this author: Long Pass
  • About
  • Reviews
  • Awards
  • Joey Connolly grew up in Sheffield and studied in Manchester. Now he lives in London, where he is the manager of the Poetry Book Fair. His poetry and criticism have appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry London, The Sunday Times and Best British Poetry 2014 (Salt), as well as on BBC Radio 4. He received an Eric Gregory award in 2012.
    'Connolly can be a very personal poet and has technique enough to make the personal poems poignant and beguiling.'
    Ian Pople, The Manchester Review




    'Montaigne calls philosophy une poésie sophistiquée. Connolly'€™s is sophisticated poésie, for sure, but also contains something of what the Shangri-Las called '€˜Sophisticated Boom Boom'™. This is a serious attempt to write philosophy as poetry, to render complex arguments about nominalism and epistemology in verse without losing sensuality'™s boom boom.'
    Will Harris, Poetry School


    'Long Pass, for its humour, strange voicings, playfulness, and ability to move the reader, should be celebrated.'
    New Welsh Review 
    Awards won by Joey Connolly Winner, 2012 Eric Gregory Award
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog The Poet and the Liberal read more Why Kandinsky? read more Poet's Corner read more Teaching the Sonnet for the Poetry School read more Casual Labour read more In All My Holy Mountain read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2017 Carcanet Press Ltd