Universities

I have been a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Goldsmiths, University of London.

I have been an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths teaching general writing seminars for their MA in creative and life writing.

I have been a lecturer at the University of Westminster. I taught ‘Language and the Imagination’ as part of ‘Writing The City’, a creative writing MA course which uses the city of London as inspiration. This includes prose, poetry and creative non-fiction.

I have taught ‘Contemporary Contexts’ at Goldsmiths as part of the MA course in creative and life writing as well as ‘Creating the Text’, a third year BA course on all aspects of creative writing, including novels, short stories, life writing and poetry.

I have been a lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University where I taught a third year BA course entitled ‘Storytelling, Poetry and Performance.’

I have given guest lectures at the Foundation for International Education in London

I was invited by the British Council to give a lecture at the National University of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City.

As part of World Words Reader with the British Council, I ran workshops as well as giving lectures at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

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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