Poets in the Library project
From April to June 2019 I was involved in a project curated by poet L Kiew at Westminster Reference Library. A number of poets – including Alex Bell, John-Paul Burns and Jennifer Wong – were invited to respond to poetry books in the library’s collection by creating new work.
I took inspiration from a collection by John Pudney called The Almanack of Hope, published in 1944 and illustrated by John Nash (see image above). The project culminated in a reading at the library. ‘Bluebells’, one of the poems I wrote in response to Pudney’s work, was published in Finished Creatures in May 2020.
Triangle Garden residency
From April to June 2017 I was poet-in-residence at Triangle Garden, Little Venice. I wrote a series of poems in response to the space, then worked creatively with visitors during the London Open Garden Squares Weekend.
My residency was part of the Mixed Borders scheme, organised by the Poetry School and London Parks and Gardens Trust, and supported by Arts Council England.
Two of the poems I wrote about the garden feature in the online pamphlet Mixed Borders III. Read them here: https://poetryschool.com/mixed-borders/mixed-borders-iii-online-pamphlet/