The Swansea Fringe, Official Launch Party

This year’s Swansea Fringe is kicking off with a big ol’ party in Brangwyn Hall, featuring music, poetry and artists.

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…

What I’m Working On: Short Stories

What I’m Working On: Short Stories I was lucky enough to spend a week at Tŷ Newydd recently, as part of 2019’s Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme. During my time there, speaking with mentor Katherine Stansfield, (who taught at Aberystwyth University during my time as a student) as well as the other mentees, helped me to…

Salacia: the sensational Goddess behind the poetry

Salacia Saltwater, femininity, sensation, emotion In ancient Roman mythology, Salacia was the female divinity of the sea, worshipped as the goddess of salt water who presided over the depths of the ocean. She was the wife and queen of Neptune, god of the sea and water. As the story goes, Neptune wanted to marry Salacia, but she was supposedly in ‘great…

Salacia: my debut poetry collection

Exciting news! My debut poetry collection, Salacia, will be launching in Spring with Parthian Books. I’m really pleased to be able to announce that my debut poetry collection, currently titled Salacia, will be released with Parthian Books in Spring 2018. Though I’m still tinkering with the final manuscript, the collection is primarily an amalgamation of poetry…

The Lonely Crowd – Issue 6

I’m delighted to have 3 poems featured in Issue 6 of The Lonely Crowd. ‘A mind; shifting,’ ‘Oystermouth,’ and ‘Reaching’ are all intimately personal poems which I am pleased to be able to share. Buy a copy of the anthology, read my thoughts on the composition of the poems, or listen to them read aloud…

A perfectionist’s guide to winning NaNoWriMo

‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ I am a perfectionist. Not in all aspects of my life, admittedly, but when I commit to something, I commit hard, and NaNoWriMo is no exception. If you’ve been participating in the month-long novel-writing challenge this year, you’ll know it’s no easy…