There are only three days left to enter the Liz Ferrets Poetry Competition judged by me, Sez Thomasin and Kate Garrett. Liz was a brilliant poet and performer from Sheffield and the competition celebrates her life and writing. The winners will be announced at The Showroom (Sheffield) on Monday 17 January. The competition is free … Continue reading Liz Ferrets Poetry Competition
I am happy to have just had two poems published in the Christmas Special of the Bangor Literary Journal, guest edited by Gaynor Kane. The special issue is available to download free. Thank you to Gaynor, and to the editors, Amy Louise Wyatt and Paul Daniel Rafferty, for all their hard work. Merry Christmas to … Continue reading Two Christmas Poems
This is the proof of my review of Rebecca Goss's Girl (Carcanet, 2019), published in the most recent issue of Stand Magazine (17.3), guest edited by Vahni Capildeo. Rebecca Goss’s Girl sparks with light, electricity, bodies. This collection of spare, precise poems, characterised by Goss’s distinctive control of her material, not only explores what it is to … Continue reading Review: Girl by Rebecca Goss
I am delighted that my story, "Holly", has been long-listed for the Royal Society of Literature's V.S. Pritchett Short Story Award. Congratulations to everyone on the list, and thank you to the judges for their time and hard work!
I've been working on the Collections in Verse project for Sheffield - a collaborative commission with Poet in the City and The British Library. As part of this project, I'm running a series of workshops to listen to the tales and experiences that are important to women in Sheffield. The workshops will ask women what … Continue reading Listening Workshop!
Platypus Press have just revealed the stunning cover of their new anthology of contemporary poetry from the UK, aptly titled, Islands Are But Mountains. It's an honour to have poems published in this book, alongside so many wonderful poets. The anthology is now available to pre-order.
It has been a pleasure working with Yin Xiaoyuan at the Encyclopedic Poetry School in China, who are celebrating their 12th anniversary this year. Xiaoyuan has translated a number of my poems into Chinese, and continues to work tirelessly to translate poems from all over the world. The Encyclopedic Poetry School is an independent, experimental … Continue reading Poetry in Translation