After working as a freelance copywriter for 20 years, I rediscovered my love of poetry and embarked on a Creative Writing MA at Lancaster University, graduating with distinction in 2013.
My poetry has been published in journals including Magma, Poetry News, The Missing Slate and Right Hand Pointing. I've been anthologised – most recently in the Templar and Aesthetica Creative Writing Prize anthologies. I've also been placed, highly commended and shortlisted in several competitions, most recently coming third in both the Guernsey and Bristol poetry prizes.
Based in the strange and wonderful Isle of Man, I represented the island in the BBC Radio Poetry Postcards project which featured a poet from each of the 72 Commonwealth nations.
A very 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. So I have an insatiable appetite for the visual. I love taking pictures and filming odd things, and I also love collaborating with other artists.
The video poems I've created and collaborated on have been selected for various international festivals, competitions and art prizes, including Filmpoem, the Aesthetica Art Prize, the Neo Art Prize and the Ó'Bhéal International Poetry Film Competition.