And Other Poems was founded in 2012 by Josephine Corcoran and all questions about the site should be directed to her. And Other Poems is no longer open to submissions but poems are still available to read and share. The original tagline of the site was “simply a blog of poems”. 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And Other Poems was to publish poems which otherwise would not have been available online, for instance new, previously unpublished poems, out of print poems, poems published in print but not online, and competition poems not published anywhere.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 gave consent for their work to be featured and copyright remains with them.
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.
In 2019 Sarah Hymas’ poem Whale-boned Corset and Other Relics first published by And Other Poems was Highly Commended in the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and published in the Forward Anthology.