Naming Bones, my debut pamphlet, was published by ignitionpress in 2019. It was named as one of the 44 poetry books of the year in Poetry Wales, and was one of PBS pamphlet selector A.B. Jackson’s three ‘other favourites’ for Winter 2019. My second pamphlet will be published by The Emma Press in 2022.
My poetry has appeared widely in print magazines and journals including Ambit, Brittle Star, Butcher’s Dog, Envoi, The Fenland Reed, Finished Creatures, Iota, Lighthouse, Magma, Mslexia, The North, Poetry Birmingham, Poetry Wales, Smoke, Under the Radar and BBC Wildlife.
Poems have featured in ‘Poet’s Corner’ in The Sunday Times, and in the anthologies The Best British Poetry 2012 (Salt) and Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation in Verse (Oneworld). My work has also been published online at And Other Poems, Atrium (forthcoming), Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Interpreter’s House and MIROnline.
In 2020 I won the Paper Swans Press Single Poem Competition and was commended in the Café Writers Open Poetry Competition. I was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2019 I was awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice grant by Arts Council England, to be mentored for a year by Rebecca Goss. In 2008 I won second prize in the BBC Wildlife Poet of the Year Competition.
My pamphlet is available here:
Read my winning poem in the Paper Swans Press Single Poem Competition here:
Links to other poems: