Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Competition

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my poem ‘The Branding of Elgiva’ has won first place in the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s annual poetry competition. My winning poem will be published in the spring issue of the Society’s Review. The competition asked for poems inspired by/responding to the Pre-Raphaelites and their circle. My poem was aContinue reading “Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Competition”

Young Poets Network August Challenges

Every year, Young Poets Network run a summer marathon of poetry competitions – one for each week of August. It’s an absolutely fabulous way to keep creative over the long summer. This year, I entered all four of the challenges, and with success! I was longlisted in the ‘How-To’ challenge, and I even won secondContinue reading “Young Poets Network August Challenges”

Winchester Poetry Prize

I am so unbelievably excited, honoured, delighted (and a million other positive things) to announce that my poem ‘Moon Collector’ has won the 2019 Hampshire Prize, an award for the best poem by a Hampshire poet entered in the Winchester Poetry Prize. To win such a great accolade in the city where I was bornContinue reading “Winchester Poetry Prize”

Winchester Poetry Prize 2019 Longlist

I am so excited to be able to announce that my poem, ‘Moon Collector’, has been included on the Winchester Poetry Prize 2019 longlist. As my local poetry competition, it feels extra special to have made such a wonderful list of poets! This year the Prize is judged by the amazing Helen Mort – IContinue reading “Winchester Poetry Prize 2019 Longlist”

Debut Chapbook Coming September 2020

About a year ago, I decided that I was ready to have a book published. Dear reader, I was not. I cobbled together a bunch of loosely-linked poems and called it a manuscript. It got rejected, twice, and I promptly gave up on that particular project. A while ago now I had the pleasure ofContinue reading “Debut Chapbook Coming September 2020”