Schools

I worked with Hackney Archives and primary school children on the Stoke Newington Heritage Mural Project. This project will culminate in a mural and a collection of poetry by students at William Patten Primary School.

The British Library asked me to run workshops for primary school children in connection with their children’s poetry exhibition ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat.’

I ran workshops and performed in primary schools in Peckham as part of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education’s Southwark anthology project. This culminated in the publication of two anthologies and DVDS featuring poetry and animation by the children.

I ran workshops for the National Archives in Lampton School using WWI archives as inspiration for creative writing about the South Asian experience of the war. http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/south-asia-first-world-war/

I ran a series of poetry workshops with Creative Partnerships at Stewards Science School.

I was poet in residence for Eastbury Comprehensive School.

I worked with primary school children and Finsbury Park Homeless Families Project to create a book, Inside My Magic Suitcase, about refugee experiences.

I have worked with the Samaritans and Apples & Snakes in secondary schools in Ealing on a poetry project that culminated in a showcase at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith as well as a book and a DVD.

I completed a residency with Creative Partnerships at Mayville Primary School.

I was poet in residence at the Central Foundation School for Girls.

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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