Bio

Poetry Collections

Petrol, Cyan, Electric, (Smith|Doorstop, 2013) – winner of Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition, shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award

Eclipse, (Templar, 2013) – winner of 2012/13 iOTA Shot competition

What it Means to Fall, (Tall Lighthouse, 2006)

On Creativity in Academia

Extract from Eclipse featured in How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems that Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching, ed. Kathleen M. Quinlan, (Sense, 2016)

‘Poetics and Creative Writing Research’ in Research Methods in Creative Writing, eds. Jeri Kroll & Graeme Harper, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

‘Couplings, matings, hybridisations: what writers can gain from literary theory’ in Teaching Creative Writing in Higher Education, ed. Heather Beck, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

 On Poetry and Science

‘Motion in Poetry’ in Writing in Education, 49, Autumn 2009

Awards

Winner Agenda Poetry Competition 2011 – ‘The Bed That Is a Tree’
Commended Bridport Prize 2012 – ‘Pylons, 1929’
Commended Hippocrates Prize 2013 – ‘Animal Electricity’
Commended Hippocrates Prize 2011 – ‘Ultrasound’
Arts Council Grants for the Arts Award, 2009
AHRC DPhil Award, 2004-2007
AHRC MA Award, 2003-2004

Poems in Journals and Anthologies

‘There Are Not Enough Words in the Language’, in Smith|Doorstop 30 at 30, 2016

‘Cloud Cover at Herstmonceux’, The Needlewriters Anthology, (The Frogmore Press, 2015)

‘Animal Electricity’, in The Hippocrates Prize Anthology, 2013

‘Recipe for Ink’ and ‘Now She Has Lost the Words to her Thoughts’ in The North, No. 58, 2013

‘Pylons, 1929’, Bridport Prize Anthology, 2012

‘Newton Sees the Seventh Colour’ and ‘Ditchling Beacon’, Octopus: Templar Poetry Pamphlet and Collections Awards Anthology, 2012

‘The Bed That is a Tree’, Agenda, Vol 46, No. 2, Autumn 2011

‘Ultrasound’, Hippocrates Prize Anthology, 2011

‘Tide Mills’, in The Same, Vol. 9, No 1 Summer/Fall 2011

‘Shelley: Mary to Percy Bysshe’, in Poetry South East, (The Frogmore Press, 2010)

‘Kalypso’, in Agenda, Vol. 42, No. 1 Spring 2006

‘Missing’, in Seam, No. 23, July 2005

‘Creation’, in The Frogmore Papers, No. 64, Autumn 2004