writer - musician - aquaholic
MY POEM 'The Wild Swimmer's Pharmacy' will be exhibited as a series of 8 images on International Women's Day 2023. It will form part of a projected installation created by local female artists responding to the theme of Buffer Zones. The poem is also due to be published in my forthcoming book: 'RETICULUM: a constellation of Women in Science' which will be one of the outputs of my writing residency at the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick. CLICK LINK to view poem
I have received funding for a series of science & creative writing workshops to raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. I will be working in schools and at the University of Warwick where I am currently Poet in Residence.
Poet in Residence: University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences, Oct 2022 - March 2023
I will be exhibiting poems from my debut 'The Glass Puddle' at St Mary's Allotment Sculpture & Poetry Trail in Leamington Spa in September. The poems will be taken from the wildflowers section (I Watered the Lotus Back to the Mud) of my book and shared via new artworks situated in the 'Biosphere' which is an area of the allotment dedicated to re-wilding and conservation. The trail will be open during Heritage Open Day weekends: Sept 9/10/11 & 17/18.
NIGHT SWAN TO NIGG (Cromarty Arts Trust, 2022) My new chapbook 'Night Swan to Nigg' is a collection of 21 poems written during a recent one-month poetry residency at Cromarty Arts Trust on the Black Isle. Click link to know more about this book published by Cromarty Arts Trust.
A one month writing residency where I wrote my latest book 'Night Swan to Nigg'. Click link to know more about my incredible residency.
In 2021 I was a commissioned poet for Coventry City of Culture. Click the link to read my poem 'The Wizard of Cov' and to learn more about the project.
Crowstep Journal is an international poetry publication and memorial project dedicated to my great, great grandfather and revolutionary Indian poet Kundur Narayana Menon. Click link for journal.
My poems are published internationally in a range of journals, magazines and anthologies and have been broadcast on radio. (CV on request). Click link for CONTACT page.
My debut collection 'The Glass Puddle' (Vole, 2021) was written during the height of the pandemic. Click link to know more about my book and to read some of the poems.
SONGS I have written that have been broadcast on the BBC & MTV: 2008 - present. Click link to view broadcasting listing.
INTERVIEW with Makarelle literary magazine (Oct 2021). Click link to read interview.
Commissioned art & poetry project with Parrabolla and CORE gallery. Click link to know more about this project.
IN 2021 I was shortlisted from over 300 applicants for Dartington Trust's poet in residence award. Judges: Alice Oswald and Dr Martin Shaw.
A collaborative project with stained glass artist Hazza Bee to commemorate Cubbington Pear Tree. Around 250 years old, it was the second largest wild pear tree in the country and a noted local landmark. On Oct 20 2020 It was felled as part of the High Speed 2 railway development. Click link to know more about this project.
I:DNA was an arts & poetry project developed by Warwick Medical School and funded by the Wellcome Trust. Click link to know more about my written and spoken word contribution.
An exhibition of work in central London, by female artists based in the Midlands. Click here to see my 'Fanny Panel Poem' and to know more about this exhibition.
'The Wizard, the Witch and the Flatpack' were 3 poems written specifically for the Coventry & Dresden Friendship Festival 2022. Click link to read poems.