I live in the Suffolk countryside with my husband and daughter.  I studied English and Related Literature at the University of York, Theatre and Arts Management at Goldsmiths College and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College.

On graduating from Birkbeck, I won the Michael Donaghy Prize for Poetry 2009.

I have spent my career working in the fields of creative writing and community arts. Former employers include Soho Theatre and Writers’ Centre, the National Association of Writers in Education and The Women’s Library. I have taught creative writing in a wide range of settings including schools, prisons, day-centres for older people and City Lit.

I am a member of The Poetry Society and its Covent Garden Stanza group, led by Alice Hiller. I am also a member of the Women Poets’ Network.