My full collection, This Thing of Blood & Love, came out in February from Two Rivers Press:

I was delighted to be awarded third prize in the Rialto RSPB poetry competition for my poem ‘Ghosts’ and first prize in the Winchester Poetry Festival prize last autumn for my poem ‘The Starlings’ – both poems are elegies for the grievous loss of wildlife in our islands.

I took part in an online conversation with Yan Martell, The Art of Fragments, about how the fragments of text and artefact have shaped and informed our work; watch here:

My poetry collection, Days of Wonder, created in collaboration with artist Rebecca Swainston during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, was launched on 6 October last year:

For Rebecca’s startling and beautiful work, visit

I’m thrilled to have been invited to be a tutor on Peter Pegnall’s residential writing course in Silves, southern Portugal, next May – watch this space for more details.