I write poetry, fiction, non fiction and text for performance and my work has been published in literary journals, in anthologies and online.
My poetry has been published in Envoi, Prole and The Dawntreader poetry journals and has won, been runner up, reached the top 10 and been shortlisted in major competitions including The Bridport Poetry Prize and the Mairtin Crawford Poetry Award. 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 been selected for a place on New Writing South's 2019 Writers' Place Poets development programme and 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, courses and masterclasses at Arvon, Troubadour, Poetry East, New writing south, Lewes Live Lit and at the John Hewitt International Summer School in Armagh, Northern Ireland.
I have read my work at poetry nights, literature events, at competition awards, exhibition openings, at Artist Open Houses, book launches and in collaborative performance with musicians, dancers, film makers and visual artists in Brighton and London.
Writing successes and publication
Selected as one of 15 poets for New Writing South's Writers' 2019 Place Poets development programme
Publication of Woodcut in The Dawntreader 044, October 2018
Publication of The Cerulean Scarf and Low tide, Crosby in Prole 26, August 2018
Selected as one of 12 poets for workshops with Mark Doty at Poetry East, London July 2018
Shortlisted for the Mairtin Crawford Poetry Award June 2018.
Publication of Uncle Bill playing 4'33" in Envoi poetry journal in February 2018
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
Publication of 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
Publication of haiku in the anthology Pay attention: a river of stones 2011
Talking books - Published on Paraxis Library Wall 2011
Publication of For you in Writ on water anthology, in association with Keats' House, London 2010
Shortlisted - Straight from the stick - Shortlisted Bridport Poetry Prize 2009
Publication of Blackthorn, first in Flashquake in 2009 and subsequently in my own limited edition pamphlet in 2010