My poems are published internationally in a wide range of journals, magazines and anthologies and have been broadcast on radio. (CV on request). Click link for CONTACT page.
'Reticulum' shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and selected for publication in the 2024 competition annual.
Delighted to have been accepted for two writing residencies in 2024, one in Southeast Norway in June and another on the Shetland Isles in Oct. Follow link for more info:
Delighted to share that my next book is due to be published by Pindrop Press in Autumn 2024.
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.
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.
A space to relax and explore creative writing through mindfulness and arts based practices.
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.
SONGS I have written that have been broadcast on the BBC & MTV: 2008 - present. Click link to view broadcasting listing.
The screening of my commissioned poem/short film: 'The Water Whisperer' that I collaborated on with filmmaker Paul Windridge for the Connecting Cultures (GRP Programme) event at Warwick University. CLICK LINK to view and learn more:
Still from a commissioned film & spoken word collaboration with artist and film maker Paul Windridge which explores my poem: 'Reticulum' written during my poetry residency at the School of life Sciences, University of Warwick.
The first output of my funded work as poet in residence at the University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences. Click link to learn more and to register for this event!
I'M running this free workshop with Foleshill Community Centre and the University of Warwick soon. This is not just for Coventry residents- all welcome! Materials and lunch from the Garden Kitchen included. Just email me: email@example.com if you'd like to join us. It's going to be quite relaxed and informal and hopefully lots of fun!
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 - Oct 2024
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'The Wizard, the Witch and the Flatpack' were 3 poems written specifically for the Coventry & Dresden Friendship Festival 2022. Click link to read poems.
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.