The composer Laura Stevens has set my poem 'The Way We Go' to music.  You can listen here:

Articles and Reviews 

I wrote an 'In Front of the Poem' close reading of Denise Riley's poem 'Another Agony in the Garden' for The Poetry Review in June 2019.  You can read it here: 

Readings & Events

December 8th, Liverpool 4.30pm. 

Reading from The Violin Forest. Details TBC.

October 5th, The Betsey Trotwood, London

Launch of The Violin Forest with Martha Kapos.

July 9th, The Room, Tottenham Hale, London

with John Greening, Stuart Henson, Hilary Davies.


I regularly deliver Poetry Surgeries in Sheffield for the Poetry Society. More dates coming up this autumn, so watch this space.

I've taught on the Creative Writing MA at Newcastle University and led courses for the Poetry Society and for the Poetry School. I've also run workshops at the Ledbury Poetry Festival and online for The Guardian.