Joe Ogborn


A note on poetry
When writing poetry, I draw on my own personal experiences as well as those of others. I also give myself licence to embelish certain details for effect – this is poetry after all, not an autobiography. And sometimes I write in the first person even when the details of the poem are unrelated to my own story.

Free-range children
First hurdle
We do not argue anymores
Vive la résistance!
If you but knew me love
Just dance
You are not marble
You cannot
The measure of a man
My excuse
Double take
April is showerful
We are all beginners
The gift
A silly running belt
Old dusty guitars