Hi I’m Joe


I’m Joe Campling.

I’ve set up this blog to talk about my poetry that I have been writing over the past 5 years. I have also been performing it over the past 18 months which, following feedback from others, has made me think about sharing it more widely.

As part of this blog I will tell you more about myself, share some of my poetry, share some of my co-poets’ information and hopefully go through the stages of writing and publishing my own book.

My plan is to update weekly about what is going on but I may be able to add to the blog more often.

Because I am more dimensional, I will share other stuff; music I like, songs I have written and even art.

I love quizzes so may ‘boast’ about the recent win.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you will ‘tune in again’


Author: Joe Campling

Joseph Campling lives in Buckinghamshire, and is married with adult children. He trained as a both a General and Mental Health Nurse in the South East of the United Kingdom in the mid 1980’s and has worked in various roles over the past 30 years. His first authored article in 2007 was jointly written about the need to share positive research based practice amongst care teams locally which was then published in a professional journal. He published “Mild Musings May Mitigate My Mentality” which was his first collection of poems in 2018. He has subsequently published MERRING or is it MRS GREN? Having written sporadically over the years (usually for friends and family) he has been writing more consistently over the past two years and has begun to recite his poetry at various Open Mic nights and Spoken Word events. He is often found ‘scribbling’ and then performing what he has just written. He recently has also been collaborating with a jazz composer by writing lyrics which have been put to music. His interests include watching live music, trying to play the guitar (still project in progress) and quizzing. He also likes to watch TV; mostly factual documentaries, comedy and quiz shows He also needs to read more and swears that he will do so very soon as he has a pile of books to read. He also ‘hangs out’ with members of the local drama club although he has no plans to act but is partial to the odd pint of orange juice and lemonade!! He follows rugby and can sometimes be found cheering his team on (London Irish) whether they win or lose.

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