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September 13, 2018

I've come back from a really full on Edinburgh which involved having to read a poem that included the line 'Jeremy Corbyn is 68 going on sexy' at Jeremy Corbyn and astonishingly winning the BBC Slam.  (I thought the astonishment might wear off. It was a fun but brutal...

June 14, 2018

Two weeks ago we had our Arts Council funding approved to tour my debut play, Burning Books. Having spent what felt like every waking hour on the bid for about 8 weeks, everyone involved let out a huge sigh of relief when the email came through and we were able to let...

April 11, 2018

In 2013 I had been living in Leicester for a year having moved back from Liverpool. I had spent that year being involved in the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and travelling down to London two or three times a week as well as to any open mic event going in the Midlands....

September 29, 2017

A week today my debut play, Burning Books opens at the Wolverhampton Arena Theatre for two nights before being performed at Curve Theatre at the end of the month. I've been banging on about it on social media for months and I thought it would be helpful to explain a bi...

May 2, 2017

So it's over! I had hoped to go out with a bang rather than the whimper of poems which I have produced but hey ho. I'll stick these two up and then in a few days when I've had time to let the dust settle I'll write a blog post about the whole process; for the one or tw...

April 28, 2017

5pm Friday Night

Emails, accounts, late promises

next door’s drum and bass

dog eyes me pityingly.

April 28, 2017

The woman in the allergy clinic tells me to use my Epi Pen if I feel overcome by a sense of imminent doom

I flash her my Labour Party card

she says just to use it if I eat a peanut

April 26, 2017

What Was Left


some stacked

some strewn

split in to two distinct categories

                space, monsters and Neil Gaiman

                social commentary, unread classics and bad book club choices...

April 26, 2017

Polling Booth

When I was 17 I was desperate to get inside one

to make me feel like I was in control.

April 24, 2017

After another weekend of birthday celebrations I haven't managed to get these online fast enough so here's three in a row.

Notes From The Allergy Clinic

We sit too close

sleeves rolled up

resisting the urge to itch

resenting the ‘no phones’ rule

as our arms blister

waiting to...

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NAPOWRIMO (aka something I'm going to live to regret)

March 28, 2017

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