The poems that inspire me

Poetry Wales recently asked me to tell them about the poems, poets and collections that inspire me. Here’s what I wrote!

The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass: Book Announcement

The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass: Book Announcement I am delighted to announce that The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass, a collaborative pamphlet I have been working on alongside Natalie Ann Holborow, will be published by Black Rabbit Press as a beautiful limited edition paperback, paper cut cover edition, as well as by Infinity…

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows The first whisperings came in winter, while we were hefting Christmas trees from attics. All around the cul-de-sac, we strung fairy lights to windows. We thought: it’s not here. It’s not us. It doesn’t matter. Frost glittered on our front lawns like icing sugar. The trees stiffened and moaned. We shopped for makeup…

Dear Christine: Poems for Christine Keeler

ARTHOUSE1, LONDON2nd – 29th Feb ‘Dear Christine’ aims to reclaim and reframe Christine Keeler (1942–2017), a woman castigated for her role in a notorious political scandal in the Sixties. The Profumo Affair was a watershed moment in British cultural and political history which brought down the government of the time. Catch Dear Christine: a Tribute…

Gwen ferch Ellis: a poem

When a hand-written curse was attributed to her, accusations of witchcraft and malice reigned swift as a flock of bats, and Gwen’s life came to an abrupt end at the gallows.

Dear Christine: Poems for Christine Keeler

Dear Christine: Poems for Christine Keeler Elysium Gallery, Swansea 5th Oct – 9th Nov I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to Dear Christine this Autumn, a touring exhibition aiming to reclaim and reframe Christine Keeler, a woman notorious for her role in the now infamous Profumo affair, a political scandal in the sixties. It was…

Poetry Mentoring Scheme 2019

I’m excited to be teaming up with Laura Wainwright & Lizzie Kemball to share ideas & advice under this new mentorship scheme.

Hecuba’s Grief: musings on my time at Hay

Hecuba’s Grief: musings on my time at Hay Last month, I attended Hay Festival as part of the Writers at Work scheme. I had the most amazing time, learned from some truly inspiring writers, made invaluable connections and came home with a suitcase full of books. I’ve always written about marginalised characters, primarily women, and…

In Conversation with Black Bough Poetry

The lovely people at Black Bough Poetry asked me a few questions for a Twitter interview. I love how it turned out! Thanks to editor Matthew Smith & guest reader Katie Stockton for asking such great questions which really got me thinking! I’d encourage anyone to send a piece in to Black Bough – it’s a…