And Other Poems was founded in 2012 by Josephine Corcoran (@JosephineCorc) with the tagline “simply a blog of poems” – and that is simply what this site is. The poems are presented without commentary, laid out as the poet wishes with a link to a publisher’s site and the poet’s website at the foot of each post. The aim of And Other Poems is to publish poems which would not otherwise be available online, for instance new, previously unpublished poems, out of print poems, poems published in print but not online, and competition poems not published anywhere. All poets have given consent for their work to be featured and copyright remains with them.
And Other Poems is a not-for-profit site. No revenue is derived from advertising as we would like readers to enjoy an ad-free read. To help fund this, we have recently added a ‘Buy Now’ widget which will take you to our Donations Page where you can make a secure donation. All donations are appreciated.
And Other Poems is currently edited by Josephine Corcoran and Rishi Dastidar. (Twitter @betarish)
In January 2015, The British Library requested permission to archive And Other Poems in its Open UK Web Archive (Special Collections – Blogs – Arts & Humanities – Literature).
In 2016 Emily Blewitt’s poem This Is Not a Rescue, first published by And Other Poems, was Highly Commended in the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and published in the Forward Anthology.