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Welcome! I am a writer/artist & musician based in the Midlands, UK. My poetry has been widely published in journals and magazines and I am the author of Microscopia 

(forthcoming with Pindrop Press, 2024), Night Swan to Nigg (Cromarty Arts Trust, 2022) and The Glass Puddle (Vole, 2021). Originally trained in the visual arts, I hold a 1st class honours degree and MA in Fine Art. I continue to work in mixed-media which enables me to share my poems in new and unusual ways as well as through traditional publishing. 

In 2021 I was a commissioned poet for UK City of Culture and shortlisted for Dartington Trust's first poet in residence award by Alice Oswald. In Oct 2022 I was appointed as poet in residence at the University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences, where I have been helping to promote women in science. Work from this residency was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, highly commended and shortlisted for the Artemesia Arts Poetry Prize, longlisted for the Heroines Women's Writing Prize and is forthcoming in Shearsman. My outreach work involves delivering poetry & wellbeing 

workshops to schools, universities and community groups, and 1:1 coaching through my service: The Poetry Den. I am also editor of Crowstep Poetry Journal.

In addition to writing poetry, I have written and performed songs with the band Satsangi for 20 years. We have collaborated with and supported many artists and musicians, have been broadcast on radio (BBC) and TV (MTV), featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone and have travelled internationally to share our music. When not creating on dry land you will find me in water.

 

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