2020 News


I’m thrilled to announce that my forthcoming pamphlet, Something so wild and new in this feeling, can now be pre-ordered from V. Press, ahead of its publication and launch in March 2021. This is my collection of collage poetry created from multiple extracts of Dorothy Wordsworth’s wonderful journals, which forms part of my PhD research into the poetics of meteorology. More details, including endorsements from Gregory Leadbetter and Carrie Etter, and a sample poem, can be found at the links below:





A bumper month!


My poem ‘Elegy for Victorian Gasworks’, originally published in The Lonely Crowd #9, was selected from over 7,000 poems that formed the Places of Poetry project, to be included in the Places of Poetry anthology. Launched on National Poetry Day, this is a gorgeous book; details and purchasing information at this link:



My poem ‘Anatomy of a ghost’ is published this month in Dust Poetry’s thought-provoking and far-ranging ‘Portrait’-themed issue:




My poem ‘Mephitine’ has been published at prestigious poetry site, Wild Court Poetry, and can be read at this link, among many excellent poems:




For anyone interested in my PhD research into the poetics of meteorology, my research profile has been added to Birmingham City University’s website, and can be viewed here:




My poem ‘Love Knots’, originally published in charity anthology Hands and Wings, has been reproduced in the beautiful webspace of Irisi Poetry, as part of their ‘Healing’ issue:




JULY 2020

A lovely honour to have been shortlisted in Live Canon’s pamphlet competition, alongside many fine poets:



JUNE 2020

I attended my first Poetry in Aldeburgh in November of 2019, and was delighted to be asked by festival curator Paul Stephenson to write about my experiences for the festival’s website. My account of a weekend of poetry by the sea can be read here:



APRIL 2020

I'm delighted to announce that my essay "Four Seasons fill the measure of the year: Romantic Meteorology" has been awarded runner-up in the Keats-Shelley Essay Prize, and may be viewed at the link below. My thanks to the judges for this generous endorsement of my creative research work.



MARCH 2020

I will be part of the same quartet of ecopoets who read at Faversham, giving a reading at Christ Church in Southgate, London, on Sunday 8th of March at 2.30pm.  There will be live music and book sales, too.


I'm very pleased that my poem "Snowdrift" has been published at the popular and respected online poetry journal "Ink, Sweat and Tears". The link is here:



I was very glad to contribute my poem ‘Night Shifts in the Nature Factory’ (which was highly commended in the Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry in 2018) for inclusion in the Culture Matters anthology, Witches, Warriors, Workers: An anthology of contemporary working women’s poetry. More information here:




I will be reading at Faversham Literary Festival on Saturday 22nd of February, 8pm at The Limes, as part of a Poets for the Planet poetry event, with fellow ecopoets Maggie Butt, Cheryl Moskowitz, and Julian Bishop. We will also be selling copies of our shared eco-pamphlet to raise funds for ecological charities; people are welcome to get in touch via my ‘Contact Me‘ page in order to buy a copy.


My poem ‘Kvalsund’ has been published by elegant new webspace, Anthropocene Poetry, and can be read here:



My poem ‘Night Shifts in the Nature Factory’ has been reprinted in an important new anthology  of female writing from Culture Matters, called Witches, Warriors, Workers. Details are here:




I have had a poem shortlisted in the Café Writers Poetry Competition, and another was shortlisted in the Against the Grain Poetry Competition; my thanks to the organisers and the respective judges.