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I am a fire-worker

I swallow flames

I trap light in my gut

In my heart

In my veins

I transform light into


I black-luminesce

I am a fire-worker

I swallow flames

Welcome! I am a writer and musician based in the Midlands, UK and editor of Crowstep Journal. My poems have been published internationally and I am the author of two books: The Glass Puddle (Vole, 2021) and Night Swan to Nigg (Cromarty Arts Trust, 2022).


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. I am currently poet in residence at the University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences, helping to promote women in science (Athena SWAN initiative).

I have also performed and written 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. Our music videos are filmed and produced by Paul Windridge who has exhibited and screened worldwide. 


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. When not creating on dry land you will find me in water. Here is more about my life as an aquaholic!

IMAGE (bottom right): on the BBC Big Screens in cities throughout the UK.


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