About me



Photo by Naomi Woddis

Born in 1988 and currently living and working in Hertfordshire.

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

Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Westminster.

Associate lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College.

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

Research interests include: writing pregnancy, 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.

Poems, reviews and articles in magazines and anthologies, including Verse Matters, eds. Rachel Bower and Helen Mort (Valley Press).

Winner of the 2018 YorkMix/York Literature Festival Poetry Prize.

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).

Poetry editor of Mechanics’ Institute Review 16 and MIROnline

Please get in touch for more information on writing, readings, workshops, editing, or anything else besides.




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