BIO

My work has been said to ‘offer a tapestry of intricate themes, bold writing and passionate intensity, creating a lyrical conversation straight to the heart.’ I have read in numerous venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Arnolfini, St George’s, The South Bank Centre, Glastonbury, Womad, Boomtown and Shambala Music Festivals and Ledbury, Cheltenham, Bristol and Bath Literature Festivals. My short stories, features, journalism and poetry have been published in various anthologies and magazines and my collection of poetic flash non fiction, ‘Talk You Round Till Dusk,’ was published by Burning Eye Books in 2015. In 2016 I completed an MA at Bath Spa University where my second collection All the Journeys I Never Took, received a Distinction. In April 2017 the book was published by Burning Eye and I have since been touring an Arts Council Funded immersive spoken word show under the same title. I have written commissions for Cirque Bijou, The BRI Hospital, Chelsea Flower Show and Bristol Festival of Nature, appeared on the BBC, Radio 4 and my work has been claimed ‘Mesmerising’ by The Guardian. I have been a writer in residence in a variety of libraries, schools and art institutes. When not performing I teach spoken word in multiple venues, including lecturing in Performance Poetry and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, a writer in residency for First Story, at the Barbican Theatre and Royal Geographical Society. In San Francisco, I worked for the globally-recognised creative writing centre, 826 Valencia. I also have an intense love of black coffee, my cat Chicken, and possess some questionable dance moves.

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