About me

IMG_0613I’m a poet and creative educator. I believe in the power of words and in sharing that power with others.

I have a background in teaching and have taught in a wide spectrum of settings, from hidden gem community centres to bursting-at-the-seams secondary schools.

My interest in language and culture led me to study literature, linguistics and sociology at undergraduate level, as well as creative writing, and I’m currently a poetry Masters student at The Poetry School, London/Newcastle University.

I am a Mslexia Poetry 2017 finalist and have been published in a range of literary & indie poetry magazines (see reviews & publication).

I am Patron of Writing for Didcot Girls’ School, a member of The Society of Authors and I live in Oxfordshire.

“Elaine is a wonderful poet with hawk eye precision and feline play with words.”

Roy Mcfarlane -poet, playwright and writer.



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