Sunday, March 29, 2020

What do we do when the water rises

I thought I'd read you 'What do we do when the water rises', a poem from my collection, Terms & Conditions, which takes inspiration from the fire ant in times of crisis. #InternationalPoetryCircle

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Publication day!

Happy publication day to 'and what if we were all allowed to disappear', my hybrid book of poetry/prose/fiction/non-fiction, with the gold cover! Published today by Guillemot Press, and inspired by particle physics, it asks: ‘What does it mean to be in pieces? What might it mean to be whole?’

To find out more and buy a copy of the limited edition, click here:

And in a lovely coincidence, here I am reading a letter to my younger self, on the same day my 8th book is published! "The biggest thing I've learned: create community. Lift others. You may be lifted as a consequence, but don't make that your plan." You can listen here:

Monday, March 02, 2020

My stories on Stinging Fly Podcast

I was astonished to discover today that the wonderful Irish writer Cathy Sweeney is reading and discussing two of my short stories on the Stinging Fly literary magazine podcast. What an honour. And Cathy has a great conversation with the Stinging Fly's editor about genre boundaries, as well as reading one of her own fabulous stories. You can listen here if you'd like!

Monday, February 17, 2020

And what if we were all allowed to disappear

‪I never dreamed I'd have a book with a gold cover! The amazing Guillemot Press have made my particle-physics-inspired hybrid book, 'and what if we were all allowed to disappear', into this gorgeous sparkly object! It's a limited edition - for more info about the book and to pre-order, click here 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

How High Did She Fly - new pamphlet!

My brand new pamphlet, How High Did She Fly, joint winner of the 2019 Live Canon Poetry Pamphlet Competition, is now available! It contains 24 poems: half are inspired by Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play which had a powerful effect on me at 16; 30 years later, I decided to take another look and respond to some of its themes: women, voices, silence, love, sex and flight. Woven in between these are poems written at different times which are, I hope, create a conversation through and across the book. You can read two of the poems below, if you buy a copy from me before Jan 1st I will donate £1 from each sale to Samaritans

How High Did She Fly

I'm also offering a discounted bundle of How High Did She Fly + Terms and Conditions - with £1 donated to Samaritans from every purchase before Jan 1st.

How High Did She Fly + Terms and Conditions Discount Bundle