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Welcome! I am a writer/artist & musician based in the Midlands, UK and editor of

Crowstep Journal. My poems have been published internationally and I am the author of The Glass Puddle (Vole, 2021) and Night Swan to Nigg (Cromarty Arts Trust, 2022). 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. I am currently poet in residence at the University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences, where I am helping to promote women in science. My forthcoming book which is one of the outputs of this residency is due for publication next year (Pindrop, 2024). As a freelance arts educator, I deliver creative writing workshops to schools, universities and community groups as well as providing 1:1 coaching through my service: The Poetry Den.

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. When not creating on dry land you will find me in water. 

 

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