Jenny Hockey Poetry



My debut collection, Going to Bed with the Moon, is now available from Oversteps Books. Copies can also be obtained by sending me a message via the contact form on this site.

My poems have also appeared in - or been accepted by print magazines such as Magma, The North, Obsessed with Pipework, Grey Sparrow, Orbis, Iota, Southlight, Neon Highway, Obsessed with Pipework, Pennine Platform, Poetry Salzburg, South, Spelt, The New Writer, The Journal, The Seventh Quarry, The Frogmore Papers, Fenland Poetry Journal, Dreamcatcher, Route 57, Popshots, Artemis and The Interpreters House. And online in:


Antiphon (


Ink, Sweat and Tears ( (


Now Then ( (


One Hand Clapping (


Streetcake (


The Bow-Wow Shop (

The Lake (

Toasted Cheese (



No Holds Barred, The Raving Beauties (The Women's Press, 1985)

The Sheffield Anthology. Poems from the City Imagined, A.Lehoczky, A.Piette, A.Sansom & P.Sansom (Smith/Doorstop Books, 2012)

Journey to Crone, S.Philip (Chuffed Buff Books Ltd, 2013)

Love, Hexameter (Susan Wallace, Richard Tedstone, Celia McCulloch, Phiolp Dun, Jenny Hockey) Copies can also be obtained by sending me a message via the contact form on this site.



'A Death Recalled', in Narratives of Parental Death, Dying and Bereavement. A Kind of Haunting, (eds) C.Pearce and C. Komaromy, Palgrave, 2021 (


Family Life, Trauma and Loss in the Twentieth Century. The Legacy of War, C.Komaromy and J.Hockey (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)


Selected Academic

Experiences of Death. An anthropological account, Edinburgh University Press, 1990.

Growing Up and Growing Old. Ageing and Dependency in the Life Course, Sage, 1993 (with Allison James)

Ideal Homes. Social Change and Domestic Life, Routledge 1999 (co-edited with Tony Chapman)

Death, Memory and Material Culture, Berg, 2001 (with Elizabeth Hallam)

The Matter of Death. Space, Place and Materiality, Palgrave Macmillan 2010 (with Carol Komaromy and Kate Woodthorpe)

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