DARK STAR

 

I am a fire-worker

I swallow flames

I trap light in my gut

In my heart

In my veins

I transform light into

darkness

I black-luminesce

I am a fire-worker

I swallow flames

Welcome! I am a poet, artist and musician based in the Midlands, UK and editor of Crowstep Journal. My poems have been published internationally as well as being reimagined by artists in various mediums. In 2021 I was a commissioned poet for UK City of Culture. My debut The Glass Puddle (Vole, 2021) was also published last year and my new collection Night Swan to Nigg (Cromarty Arts Trust, 2022) is now available for pre-order. These poems were written during my 1 month poetry residency in Cromarty on the Black Isle.

 

I have been songwriting and performing 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. 

 

Trained in the visual arts, I hold a 1st class honours degree and MA in Fine Art. I continue to work with mixed media and collaborate with artists on projects that integrate my poems in new and unusual ways. Drawing from my original background in complementary medicine, I also offer Creative Health Coaching for writers, artists and anyone wanting to improve their creative health and wellbeing.

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

 

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