'All is strange or estranged in fact, but it is articulated in poems of supple inventive concentration. In that sense Bird Sisters is a book that casts deep shadows.' George Szirtes
‘Glittering and shadowy, the ‘magic’ of this first collection is anchored in the ‘real’ of nylon sheets, a rented TV, Thetford Forest... Its language is spare and supple, wry, and can stun…” Moniza Alvi
The title sequence “Sisters” was highly commended in the 2016 Forward Prize.
Bird Sisters was developed with a grant from Arts Council England.
'I found myself in these poems; know their streets and forest pathways and felt their dangers as a visceral ache.' Helen Ivory
'Threat knows how closely love and loss, comedy and tragedy, violence and sexuality can be bound together within the tight confines of a poem.' Andrew McMillan
‘Tensions simmer in poems of startling physicality, where the body’s desires and rages make their – sometimes brutal – presence felt.” Esther Morgan
“We is in the bank” won the 2018 Battered Moons poetry competition.
Threat was finished with the aid of a grant from Arts Council England.