ESRC FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
ESRC FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

I have received funding for a number of poetry & Science Workshops in schools and at the University of Warwick where I am currently Poet in Residence.

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POET IN RESIDENCE
POET IN RESIDENCE

Poet in Residence: University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences, Oct 2022 - March 2023

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POETRY & SCULPTURE TRAIL
POETRY & SCULPTURE TRAIL

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.

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NEW BOOK
NEW BOOK

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.

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POET IN RESIDENCE
POET IN RESIDENCE

A one month writing residency where I wrote my latest book 'Night Swan to Nigg'. Click link to know more about my incredible residency.

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COMMISSIONED POET
COMMISSIONED POET

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.

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POETRY EDITOR
POETRY EDITOR

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.

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PUBLICATIONS
PUBLICATIONS

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.

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POETRY BOOK
POETRY BOOK

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.

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SONG WRITING
SONG WRITING

SONGS I have written that have been broadcast on the BBC & MTV: 2008 - present. Click link to view broadcasting listing.

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INTERVIEW WITH MAKARELLE
INTERVIEW WITH MAKARELLE

INTERVIEW with Makarelle literary magazine (Oct 2021). Click link to read interview.

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MICRO COMMISSION
MICRO COMMISSION

Commissioned art & poetry project with Parrabolla and CORE gallery. Click link to know more about this project.

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SHORTLISTING
SHORTLISTING

IN 2021 I was shortlisted from over 300 applicants for Dartington Trust's poet in residence award. Judges: Alice Oswald and Dr Martin Shaw.

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POETRY & STAINED GLASS PROJECT
POETRY & STAINED GLASS PROJECT

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.

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I:DNA WARWICK MEDICAL SCHOOL
I:DNA WARWICK MEDICAL SCHOOL

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.

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POETRY INSTALLATION
POETRY INSTALLATION

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.

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SPOKEN WORD & FESTIVAL
SPOKEN WORD & FESTIVAL

'The Wizard, the Witch and the Flatpack' were 3 poems written specifically for the Coventry & Dresden Friendship Festival 2022. Click link to read poems.

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