Pressed For Time  [2022]

Calder Valley Poetry. 2022. 104pp

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‘John Foggin has done it again with another collection that is compelling in its clarity, bursting with its ideas and dazzling in its range’
Kim Moore

When All This IS Over
When All This Is Over
publ. Calder Valley Poetry 2020. £7.20 inc p&p

When All This Is Over [2020]

Calder Valley Poetry. 2020. 34pp
£7.20 incl. p&p Buy 'When All This Is Over' now

As a ‘Lockdown’ project, John Foggin invited poets to select an occupation, and write their own response to Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s iconic poem Swineherd.

Prize-winning poet Kim Moore selected 26 entries: an occupation for each letter of the alphabet, with an introductory poem by Ian Parks.

Includes, as a bonus, the original poem, courtesy of the author, and The Gallery press

Dark Watchers
publ. Calder Valley Poetry June 2019. £7.00

Dark Watchers [2019]

Calder Valley Poetry. 2019. 34pp
£7.00 + £1.75 p&p

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It’s as if I’m a sort of dark watcher , who is there at the scene, but none of the characters pays any attention to me. I’m like a power, as if everything is happening because I’m there.
[See Outlaws and angels (below) for special offer]

Advice to a Traveller
John Foggin

Advice to a Traveller [2018]

Indigo Dreams Publishing.2018 34pp
£6.00 inc. p&p

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Advice to a Traveller is rooted in the belief that while we cannot live without stories, even the most trusted tales are partial truths at best, and the most reliable witnesses have been silenced; speaking for them is what poetry is for.
“Nothing will be wasted. Nothing will be too small”

Gap Year
Gap Year Andy Blackford & John Foggin

Gap Year [2017]

SPM Publications 2017 84pp
£8.00 inc p&p

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…a collection born in connection..which will leave you moved, challenged, closer to the world and those who live in it
– Clare Shaw (Author of Straight ahead and Head on : Bloodaxe Books)
…rollicking to and fro of poems, taking in , among other things, Christ and Bodhidharma…and the ‘lovely generosities of summer
– Maitreyabandhu (Author of The crumb road: Bloodaxe Books)
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Much Possessed [2016]

Smith|Doorstop 2016
£11.00 inc p&p

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“This poet knows how to guide the reader through a poem by using clear diction and transparent rhetorical design; yet the poems often touch on the mysterious.
A sensitivity to natural life results in the ego becoming secondary to the wondrous details of the experiential world.”
– Billy Collins

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Outlaws and Fallen Angels [2016]

Calder Valley Poetry 44pp
£8.00 inc P&P

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Special offer: £3.00 if bought together with a copy of Dark Watchers

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Larach [2014]

WardWood Publishing 28pp

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£1.00 of every sale of ‘Larach‘ is a contribution to Caris Camden, the charity that provides winter shelters for the homeless in Camden

Backtracks [2014]

36pp £5.00

currently out of print

Running out of space [2014]

32pp £5.00 

currently out of print

8 thoughts on “My books

  1. I don’t have your email, John, but I just wanted to say that it was good to see you and your reading last night was fabulous – you took the Poet’s Cafe in Reading by storm! Hilaryx


  2. Dear Poet, I was looking for a lover from my past in Ireland… I found you 🙂 Your poetry is so in contact with today but still a profund real poetry : congratulations ! Since a few years, I have choosen to live as a poet. I still dream about Ireland where I have been living & working for 4 years in my past. Thanks a million for existing 🙂 Next time I come to Ireland, I will have a pint to your good health !!!! Sincerely yours, Anne-France (I am French, sorry for my English) from Champagne


    1. That is so kind and so unexpected. I feel very proud to have written something that touched you. Never apologise for your English. Depuis quelques : since a few. Perfectly logical. I’m happy to be alive. Thank you


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