I am a poet from Hertfordshire, who now lives in North London. General themes in my work tend to be the past, geography, Scandinavia, and issues of sexuality and identity. I generally write confessional-type work exploring memory and identity. Influences are Adrienne Rich, Jane Hirshfield,Tomas Tranströmer, Miroslav Holub, Sylvia Plath.
I hold a Masters in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths where I specialised in Poetry. My dissertation was a poetry collection called The Letters We Sent. My work has been featured in the magazines Brittle Star, Iota, and RAUM. Several of my poems were published in the Goldfish 2: An Anthology of Writing from Goldsmiths. I was commissioned by Peterborough Arts Festival to write and perform a one man poetry show. I wrote and performed a show called “Being a Whale” about a man becoming a whale and swimming across the Atlantic.
I was recently chosen to be a poet-in-residence in a London garden as part of the 2016 Mixed Borders scheme.
I work in Higher Education and in my spare time I enjoy Ballet and Tap classes, knitting, and contemporary art.