About Me

I write poetry, short fiction, novels, and non-fiction. I am an elected member of the Welsh Academy of Letters.

My published poetry is as follows:

Ocean to Interior, Mighty Erudite, 2007.

The Wall MendersTwo Rivers Press, 2009.

Cape Town, Eyewear Publishing, 2012.

I-spy and Shanty, corrupt press, 2014.

Tattoo on Crow Street, Parthian, 2015.

Paris, Stage Left, Eyewear Publishing, 2017.

The Filthy Quiet, Parthian,  2019.

My work has also been widely published in magazines such as The North, Poetry Wales,  Mslexia, Planet, Poetry Ireland Review, Iota, Envoi, The SHOp, Magma, The Wolf, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Interpreter's House and Blackbox Manifold, and in the UK national press. I have performed at venues as diverse as The Troubadour, Glastonbury Festival, the Poetry Society, the Crypt, Nottingham Poetry Festival and Henley Literature Festival.

I was founding President of Paris Lit Up, a not for profit literature organisation in the City of Lights in 2012. I have degrees in Geography, and English Literature and an MPhil in Creative Writing and have taught creative writing for Oxford University and the Poetry School.  I am a trustee of literature advocacy organisation, Spread the Word, and the environmental charity, Smart Earth Network. My practice is focused on contemporary culture and environmental matters.