ON POETRY, WRITING AND RANDOM CULTURAL MATTERS

About Me


I am a poet, short fiction writer, novelist and elected member of the Welsh Academy.

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.

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 and Poetry Salzburg Review, and in the UK national press. I have performed at venues as diverse as The Troubadour, Glastonbury Festival, the Poetry Society, 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 a MPhil in Creative Writing and have taught creative writing for Oxford University and the Poetry School. My current practice is focused on contemporary culture and environmental matters.