I am a poet and short fiction writer, and the Pre-Raphaelite Society's Poet-in-Residence. I hold a Creative Writing MA from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and am currently researching a Ph.D in the poetics of meteorology at Birmingham City University.
My work has been published widely in a variety of journals and anthologies, and placed in numerous competitions, winning several. I have been a guest reader at many poetry events, and from 2013 to 2016 I was an organiser and co-host of Rhyme & Rhythm Jazz-Poetry Club at Enfield's Dugdale Theatre.
Recent competition credits include:
Runner-up, Keats-Shelley Essay Prize, 2020
Winner, Brexit in Poetry (Holland Park Press), 2019
Winner, WoLF Poetry Competition, 2019
Runner-up, Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize, 2019
Highly commended, Best Single Poem, Forward Prizes, 2018
Highly commended, Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry, 2018
I am, with Allen Ashley, co-author of “Dreaming Spheres: Poems of the Solar System”, published in 2014 by World Fantasy Award-winning PS Publishing. I am co-editor (again, with Allen Ashley) of an anthology of creaturely writing, "Humanagerie", published by Eibonvale Press and shortlisted in 2019 for a British Fantasy Award. Details of the book are available here:
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