Readings, reviews, workshops and more

TS Eliot Prize 

I'm delighted that 'The Remedies' has been shortlisted for the 2016 TS Eliot Prize.  I'm in wonderful company, so feel doubly honoured. Find out more about the shortlist here

Poet in Residence 


I'm currently Poet in Residence at the Cloud Appreciation Society and am getting used to spending even more time staring up at the sky!  And all being well, there'll be a poem to celebrate the Society's regular Cloud of the Month.  Find out more at

I was thrilled to be invited onto Woman's Hour on August 10th to talk about 'The Remedies'.  You can listen here

If you'd like to read the review that appeared in The Observer on August 14th it's here: 

 There's also a review by Carol Rumens:



March 3rd NCLA, Newcastle (with Helen Farish) 

March 5th Stanza, St Andrews

April 28th Nottingham Book Festival TBC 

May 6th workshop and reading at Poetry-next-the- Sea, Wells 

May 13th reading at 3.30pm at Cheltenham Poetry Festival alongside Sasha Dugdale

July 1st workshop at Ledbury Poetry Festival 

July 2nd reading at Ledbury alongside Amali Rodrigo


I regularly deliver Poetry Surgeries in Sheffield on behalf of the Poetry Society. Further dates to be confirmed soon.

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.