Shows

I have given poetry readings and performed throughout the UK including Ledbury Poetry Festival, Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford Upon Avon), Southbank Centre, Arts Council England, Latitude, the Big Chill, O2 Wireless Festival, British Council London, the British Library, the Barbican, and Somerset House amongst many others.

I was part of the ‘Speechless’ UK tour, a British Council and Apples & Snakes commission, which culminated in a sellout show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of Poetry International.

My show ‘Growing Up An Alien’, produced by Apples & Snakes and supported by Arts Council England, premiered at the Southbank Centre’s London Literature festival before touring the UK. A book of the poems from the show was published by Tall Lighthouse.

I was commissioned by Phrased & Confused through The Hub and Arts Council England to write and perform ‘Different Words for Snow’ with musician Janie Armour. This show toured the UK and was released as a CD.

I toured with What We Should Have Said, a poetry and music show produced by BAFTA nominated Stuart Silver, with performances in Wales, London and at the Ledbury Poetry Festival.

I toured with Canadian poet Heather Taylor in our show ‘Accents on Words’ produced by Tall Lighthouse.

In 2003/4 I performed as part of Renaissance One's Kin national spoken word tour.

I performed in the Apples and Snakes ‘Writers on The Storm’ tour in 2002/3.

Poetry reading at Sub Verse If, poetry and music night at The Musician, Leicester

Poetry reading at Sub Verse If, poetry and music night at The Musician, Leicester

Writer and Performer of Radio Pirate, children's show with musician Janie Armour and produced by Half Moon Young People's Theatre.

Writer and Performer of Radio Pirate, children's show with musician Janie Armour and produced by Half Moon Young People's Theatre.

Performing Different Words For Snow

Performing Different Words For Snow, poetry and music show commissioned by
Phrased & Confused with musician
Janie Armour

Poems published in Liminal Animals, Tongue Fu anthology edited by Chris Redmond

Poems published in Liminal Animals, Tongue Fu anthology edited by Chris Redmond

Lead Poet in Residence for South Kilburn Speaks with the Poetry School

Lead Poet in Residence for South Kilburn Speaks with the Poetry School

Poet and Workshop Leader with the British Council at White Night Festival in Riga, Latvia with fellow poets Jacob Sam La Rose and Van G. Garrett

Poet and Workshop Leader with the British Council at White Night Festival in Riga, Latvia with fellow poets Jacob Sam La Rose and Van G. Garrett

Poet at Ledbury Poetry Festival with musician Janie Armour and Stuart of the sound team.

Poet at Ledbury Poetry Festival with musician Janie Armour and Stuart of the sound team.

Poetry reading at the British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos

Poetry reading at the British Council, Ikoyi, Lagos

Poetry reading in the Flower outside Chelsea Theatre

Poetry reading in the Flower outside Chelsea Theatre

Rehearsing for Speechless, British Council and Apples and Snakes commission

Rehearsing for Speechless, British Council and Apples and Snakes commission

Short story published in Tell Tales Vol 3 edited by Julia Bell and Nii Parkes

Short story published in Tell Tales Vol 3 edited by Julia Bell and Nii Parkes

Writer and Lecturer with the British Council at the National University of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Writer and Lecturer with the British Council at the National University of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

About

I am a poet and writer. I have published four collections of poetry and a novel. I have been poet in residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

I have toured internationally with the British Council including most recently Mexico, Vietnam and Nigeria.

I have a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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