Category Archives: Creative Writing Poetry


It has been a hell of a year for me in one way and another – I had my first book published, I had several eye operations, I was writer in residence for a month on Norwich market, I did readings in places like Manchester, Swindon, Much Wenlock and Norwich. It would be fair to […]

TLC Showcase and Goodbye Market

I finished my stint as Writer in Residence on Norwich Market at the end of May. It felt very sad to be taking my little stall apart – even though I had only been there a month it felt very homely. Unfortunately I went straight into a round of health stuff (first of two eye […]

Nutshells and Nuggets

I am very pleased to have two short poems on Nutshells and Nuggets today.

Norwich Market

This week will see my final two days at Norwich Market as writer in residence – and I have to say I shall be sad to leave. I have really enjoyed my time there and I have met some lovely people. I have collected lots of “favourite words”, been given poems (and flowers!), I have […]

Quick Update

I am very excited to announce that my book is out and is available for purchase over at the Nine Arches Press website. I am all set for the launch next week at The Greenhouse in Norwich (11th May). I have a blog post about how I wrote the book over on the Words and […]

Exciting News

I am very excited! The official publication date for my book Bird Sisters is May 2nd, 2016. It has it’s own web page over on the Nine Arches Press website, and if you hop on over there by clicking this link you can see the cover and read some lovely comments about it. Another exciting […]


I have a poem and a lovely little write up about it on Proletarian poetry today. You can read it here. The poem is a child’s journey through the housing estate where they live.

Some Exciting News

I have had a very exciting week. On Sunday I received a rather lovely email from Jane Commane at Nine Arches Press saying that they would like to publish my poetry collection Bird Sisters. To say I am thrilled would be the understatement of the year. I am ecstatic! Nine Arches Press are a very […]

Competitions and other news

It has been a while since I posted an update here. I have been really busy – teaching, working with Gatehouse Press, mentoring, and editing issue 5 of Lighthouse (the translation issue) with co-editor Anna de Vaul. In fact it is fair to say that things got a little fraught for a while. However everything […]

Lighthouse Issue 4 and other news

Well the big news for us editors is that Lighthouse Issue 4 is at the printers. We are having a launch at The Garden House on Pembroke Road in Norwich on Tuesday 8th April, 8pm. There will be readings from the journal plus open mic slots, and as it is also Lighthouse’s first birthday there […]