Photo taken by Sam Cavender @samsnapsalot
Photo taken by Sam Cavender

I'm a poet and short story writer based in Bristol, UK, whose work has been nominated for the Forward Prize and has appeared in Neon Magazine, Nine Muses Poetry and Marble Poetry. My first poetry chapbook, Our Voices in the Chaos, was published by Selcouth Station in October 2019. I self published a second tiny pamphlet in October 2020 called Refraction.

I have a number of other books available, including three that are free to download. Go here to browse and download. On this website, I maintain a blog about writing, art and politics as well as any other random topic. Often I scrawl over newspapers to create erasure poetry.

When not writing, I enjoy dancing badly at gigs, attempting to grow vegetables and taking photos. I understand a very, very small amount of what is going on in the world.

Here's what's going on with me now.

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Or you can contact me here. I'm available for readings, commissions or anything else.

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Recent Posts


Communion

15 Nov 2021

erasure poem: In liminal spaces/ I speak to the unimaginable./ Words falter,/ I return to silence

Taken from Crack Magazine November 2021.


If you like this, I have three erasures in the upcoming issue of Neon Magazine. Massive thanks to them. You can pre-order the issue here.

I also have a small shivery poem alongside some brilliant poets in the Black Bough Poetry anthology Christmas & Winter - Volume 2. Again, huge thanks to the editor for taking the poem in. You can find that here.

Uncertain Art

01 Nov 2021

I’ve been thinking about The Green Knight ever since I saw it a month ago. The film is a hypnotic blend of English myth, dream like strangeness and stiking imagery.1 . What has kept me returning to the film in my head is how little it explains for the audience. There is a clear quest with monsters and talking animals, but within this framework it resists easy interpretation. There’s no simple explanation of what the different perspectives mean or why Gaiwan is on the quest. Instead, it leaves the meaning up to the audience.

  1. It’s brilliant. Go see it if you get the chance. 

Existential Horror Disco

20 Oct 2021

erasure poem: We are spontaneous depth charges/ of long-forgotten dread/ burning in the dance

Taken from Crack Magazine review page September 2021.

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