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.

Goldhawk Road, Two Rivers Press, 2023.

Chalking the Pavement, Broken Sleep Books, 2024.

My published non-fiction is:

Real Hay on Wye - Seren in 2022.

My work has been 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. It has been anthologised widely.

I have performed at venues as diverse as Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, The Troubadour, Glastonbury Festival, the Shuffle, the Crypt, Nottingham Poetry Festival and Henley Literature Festival and many other reading series across the country and in France. I am an occasional host of Reading's Poets' Cafe.

I was founding President of Paris Lit Up, a not for profit literature organisation in the City of Lights in 2012. I review poetry for Poetry London, The North, Poetry Wales and London Grip.

I have degrees in Geography, and English Literature and an MPhil in Creative Writing and have taught creative writing for Oxford University, the Poetry School, Malika's Poetry Kitchen and the Globe, Hay on Wye. I offer individual critical feedback and bespoke poetry workshops.

Between 2018 and 2022 I was a trustee of writer advocacy organisation, Spread the Word. My practice is focused on contemporary culture and environmental matters.

In 2023 I was awarded a PhD by the University of Reading in contemporary British and American poetry, focussing on the use of the breath as subject matter and compositional principle.