Biography of Joanna Costello
22 year old writer, recently graduated in English Literature and Creative Writing.
Passions include writing,19th Century history and literature, thrills, pugs and the colour purple!
Underated poem of the week: Sharon Olds - Waste Sonata
Joanna Costello's Works:
Bath Spa University Anthology 2008
B-eat magazine 'Upbeat' Autumn 2009
Joanna Costello Poems
This is a poem of two parts. The first is from the view point of the anorexic, the second is from the view point of an outsider viewing them. Poem published in the Bath Spa Anthology 2008, and will be in the Autumn issue of the Eating Disorder Association's magazine, Upbeat.
Sonnet To The Brontes
The Bronte Sisters by Patrick Branwell Brontë, c.1834. Oil on Canvas, National Portrait Gallery You sit so still in your crusted frame
Smell Of Death In The Trenches
Smell of death in the trenches One time we recalled what it was like to smell death. Some of the new ones argued that you couldn’t –
Published in Bath Spa Anthology 2008. You slept, peaceful, after our last night.
Published in Bath Spa Anthology 2008.
You slept, peaceful, after our last night.
Your hand open, uncovered against the sheets –
You offer me your world, asleep.
I trace your finger like a map,
dip into each trough and peak,
as if to find something I had lost