My second pamphlet with the Emma Press, Elastic Glue, was published in February 2019. This follows Goose Fair Night which was published in March 2016, reprinted in 2017. I've been published in magazines including Magma, Mslexia, Brittle Star, The North,Poem, Under the Radar, Morning Star, Fenland Reed and South Bank Poetry and in anthologies, including Second Place Rosette (ed. Richard O'Brien and Emma Wright); Vaster then Empires (ed. Joy Howard); One For the Road (ed. Helen Mort); 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 Other Poems and Proletarian Poet.
I am currently a member of a poetry workshop groups led by Mimi Khalvati. I was in the last cohort of the Aldeburgh Eight and was awarded places on the Poetry Business's Writing School 2017/18 and the Ledbury Festival Development Programme - Voice Workshop 2017.
I was born and raised in Nottingham but have spent my adult life in London, the last 35 or so 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 have grandchildren. I make a lot of jam.