About me



Photo by Naomi Woddis

Write poetry, read poetry, write about poetry, teach poetry, think about poetry.

Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Westminster.

Associate lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London

Wrote a PhD on the poetry and archives of Jon Silkin, Tony Harrison and Geoffrey Hill.

Research and writing interests include: writing pregnancy, motherhood, the depiction of vulnerable bodies in literature and medical textbooks, war poetry and the contemporary creative legacy of Isaac Rosenberg and Keith Douglas, little magazines, abortion and pregnancy loss, alcoholism, birds

Recent poems in Poetry, Bath Magg, Stand, Strix, Under The Radar, and Verse Matters, eds. Rachel Bower and Helen Mort (Valley Press).

Winner of the 2019 Newcastle Poetry Prize for ‘Juice’ 

Winner of the 2018 YorkMix/York Literature Festival Poetry Prize for ‘Haworth, 1855’

Shortlisted for Faber New Poets Prize (2015/16), Hippocrates Prize (2017). Chosen as one of the fifty Best New British and Irish Poets (Eyewear, 2018).

Editor at Stand magazine.

Debut collection coming out with Carcanet|Northern House

Available for readings, workshops, editing, mentoring, articles, reviews, chats

Please get in touch




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