I’m a poet with an interest in ecology and science, modern and ancient. Having taught creative writing for many years, I’m currently an Associate Researcher at the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, using creative approaches to help researchers share their work on global justice and climate and environmental change.
To give you a feel for my work, I’ve been Writer in Residence in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sussex, led a project with poets and engineers exploring the Navier Stokes equations, and run writing retreats for scientists from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The place where art and science meets has inspired much of my writing, from the short collection Eclipse, to poems about the history of electricity. Now I’m part of an eco-body exploring site-specific ways of using poetry to celebrate the wild.