My debut pamphlet Goose Fair Night was published by The Emma Press in March 2016. I've been published in magazines including Magma, Brittle Star, The North and South Bank Poetry and in anthologies, most recently Urban Myths and Legends (ed. Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright) and Best Friends Forever (ed. Amy Key). On-line, I'm on The Stare's Nest and And Other Poems websites. I've been commended in the Mslexia, Ver and South Bank Poetry competitions.
In 2015, I was selected to take part in the Poetry Trust’s Aldeburgh Eight Advanced Poetry Seminar and in 2017 in The Poetry Business's Writing School.
I've read at The Poetry Cafe; on BBC Radio Nottingham; at the Torriano, with Matthew Caley and Sophie Herxheimer; at The Troubadour (once picturesquely covered in blood, having just severed a ligament in my hand); at Roddy Lumsden's Broadcast evenings at the Betsey Trotwood; at the Barbican Library, The Westminster Library, the Vauxhall Tea Rooms, Cit Lit, the Five Leaves Bookshop, the Leicester Shindig, Poetry in the Room, the London Review of Books bookshop, the Canal Museum and The Seven Dials Club.
I was born and raised in Nottingham but have spent my adult life in London, the last 35 years in the Seven Dials corner of Covent Garden, home of the broadsheet and the ballad. I've been a social worker and community activist, worked on a political and financial risk journal, in arts television and artist development. I currently earn my living as the administrator of a charitable trust which undertakes community-led public realm projects. I make a lot of jam.