I write poetry, fiction, non fiction and text for performance and my work has been published in anthologies and online.
My poetry has won, been runner up, reached the top 10 and been shortlisted in major competitions including The Bridport Poetry Prize. Juliet Stevenson read one of my poems live on BBC Radio 3 after it was chosen as runner up in the 2012 Proms Poetry Competition.
I have attended writing workshops and masterclasses with Mark Doty, Anne-Marie Fyfe, Adam O'Riordan, Rommi Smith, Sean Levin and Jean Sprackland. I have been delighted to attend inspiring workshops and masterclasses at Arvon, Troubadour, New writing south, Lewes Live Lit and recently at the John Hewitt International Summer School in Armagh, Northern Ireland.
I have read my work at poetry nights, at literature events, at competition awards, exhibition openings, book launches and in collaborative performance with musicians, dancers, film makers and visual artists in Brighton and London.
Writing successes and publication
Poetry selected for one of 12 places for poetry masterclass with Mark Doty at the 2017 John Hewitt International Summer School in Armagh, Northern Ireland
Orchard Drive - Top 10 place Sussex Poets' Competition 2014
The Piano problem and A gathering of the clans - prose pieces published in New Writing South's Queer in Brighton anthology 2014
Uncle Bill playing 4'33" - Runner up BBC Proms Poetry competition, with poem read live on BBC radio 3 by Juliet Stevenson 2012
Typewriter tattoo - Script/text/visuals/soundtrack for Typewriter tattoo, Lewes Live Lit collaborative performance piece, rehearsed and performed in 2011 and 2012
Overgrown - First prize winner Moss Rich Pighog Poetry prize 2011
Strike - Top ten place Lightship competition and subsequently published in their anthology 2011
Talking books - Published on Paraxis Library Wall 2011
For you - Published in Writ on water anthology, in association with Keats' House, London 2010
Straight from the stick - Shortlisted Bridport Poetry Prize and published in the competition anthology 2009
Blackthorn - First published in Flashquake in 2009 and subsequently in my own limited edition pamphlet in 2010