And Other Poems was started by Josephine Corcoran (@JosephineCorc) in 2012 with the tagline “simply a blog of poems” – and that is simply what this site is. The poems are presented as straightforwardly as possible, with no 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aim of And Other Poems is to publish poems which would not otherwise be available online, for instance new, previously unpublished poems, out of print poems, poems published in print but not online, and competition poems not published anywhere.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.
The site was founded and is edited by Josephine Corcoran. Rishi Dastidar (Twitter @betarish) also keeps an eye out for poems and frequently co-edits this site.
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 (see ‘News‘)