After working as a freelance copywriter for 20 years, I rediscovered my love of poetry and took a creative writing MA at Lancaster University, graduating with distinction in 2013.
I went on to train in writing for wellbeing and have been hosting writing workshops for several years. I am member of Lapidus International and NAWE, and I'm currently training in counselling in order to work one-to-one with people using therapeutic writing techniques.
My poetry has been published in magazines including Lighthouse, Magma and Poetry News. I have won prizes in many different competitions and am widely anthologised – most recently in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Prize anthology.
A long time ago I did an art degree, and in my writing career I've been lucky enough to work with some outstanding art directors. I love taking pictures and filming strangely wondrous things. I also love collaborating with other artists.
The poetry films I've created and collaborated on have been selected for various international festivals, competitions and art prizes, including Filmpoem, the Aesthetica Art Prize and the Ó'Bhéal International Poetry Film Competition.