Write poetry, read poetry, write about poetry, teach poetry, think about poetry. Also think and read and teach and write non fiction.
Debut collection – ‘Speculum’- coming out with Broken Sleep Books October 2021.
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 Birmingham Literary Journal, Into the Void, Al Arab (in translation, with Atef Alshaer, 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.
Available for readings, workshops, editing, mentoring, articles, reviews, chats.