About me

I’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. I have an MA in Writing Poetry from The Poetry School/Newcastle University.

I’m Poet-in-Residence at Vale & Downland Museum 2019 and Patron of Writing at Didcot Girls’ School  and St Birinus School. I run poetry courses for adults and do 1-to-1 mentoring and editorial work with individual poets. I’m a member of The Society of Authors and I live in Oxfordshire.

About my poetry

My debut poetry pamphlet, Winter with Eva, will be arriving in 2020 with V Press. Watch this space…

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Jacob Polley (2016 T.S. Eliot Prize-winner) has said that I work with a ‘potent mixture of self-awareness, the subconscious and artistic discrimination.’

Glyn Maxwell (shortlisted for Forward Poetry Prize & T.S. Eliot Prize) calls my writing ‘sure-footed and distinct.’

IMG_5495Photo: Flourished @ Bold Tendencies: by Sophie Collins & Sam Riviere