My debut pamphlet Goose Fair Night was published by The Emma Press in March 2016, reprinted in 2017 and my second pamphlet with them is due out early 2019. 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 One For the Road (ed. Helen Mort); Songs for the Unsung (ed. Joy Howard); 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.
I am currently a member of poetry workshop groups led by Mimi Khalvati and Richard Price and am just finishing the Poetry Business's Writing School, an 18-month advanced poetry course.
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.