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I was lead writer in residence for South Kilburn Speaks, a text based public art project with the Poetry School and South Kilburn Partnership.

I worked with Turkish-speaking refugee women as part of In Between, a writer’s residency with All Change, supported by Arts Council England. This project culminated in the publication of a book of stories and poems in English and Turkish with photographs by Brazilian photographer Leticia Valvardes.

I have been poet in residence for the SW11 Literary Festival.

In autumn 2008, I was writer in residence on Greenwich Peninsula for Spread the Word.

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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