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…

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…