Published Work

My debut chapbook, All the Shades of Grief, is out now from Nightingale & Sparrow! You can get it in print or digital download here.


In Magazines and Journals

“this planet can only withstand / five more atomic bombs / and this, surely, must be one of them.”

– ‘Moonshot’

‘Insomnia’, in Poetry News

Moonshot’, in fourteen poems

‘After Visiting Grandma’ on Ink Sweat & Tears

‘Ode to Citalopram’, ‘after’, and ‘washing my hands’ in Eye Flash Poetry Journal

‘The Sims Turned Me Into A Lesbian’ in The Winnow Sims Pop-Up Issue

‘Demeter Mourning for Persephone’ in The Cannon’s Mouth – or you can read it online with an accompanying blog post on the De Morgan Foundation website

‘Untethered’ and ‘Hyena in Petticoats’, in The Female Spectator

Waking’, ‘Feeding my neighbour’s blind cat’, ‘mary’, ‘Warm Beer’, and ‘Amner’, in Lunate

‘Death Is A Bit In Everything I Write, It Is A Bit In Everything’, in Mookychick

‘City Grief’, in Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal

‘On Sylvia Plath’s 87th Birthday’, ‘A homolinguistic translation of ‘The Drowned Woman’ by Ted Hughes’, ‘Rapunzel’, ‘we were not’, and ‘For the hundredth time, Grief’, in Crepe and Penn

‘Big Mary’, in Kissing Dynamite Poetry

I Became the Wolf’, ‘To Myself at 16’, and ‘Coven/Transfiguration’, in Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal

‘Getting over you, in the rain’, in Royal Rose

‘yellow walls’, in Re-Side

Orbuculum’, in The Cardiff Review

Tesserae’, in semicolon literary journal

Shakespeare in Camden, 2019′, in Nightingale & Sparrow

Wade’, in Eye Flash Poetry Journal

‘Seafoam’, in Wend

Waterloo Teeth’ and ‘Ghazal for a Black Cat’, in Blue Marble Review

When Eden was an Orchard’, in The Hellebore

Soup’, in Lemon Star Mag

‘Terza Rime with a Telescope’, in Lackadaisy

‘easy morning’ and ‘Ghazal for Coffee’, in Eye Flash Poetry’s Coffee pocket poetry anthology

Grief’, in Eye Flash Poetry’s Poetry Book Society-recommended DUST anthology

“The camellias are vermilion and blaring.”

– ‘Warm Beer’

Competitions and Challenges

“I wish you were here where I am delicious and nothing”

– ‘A postcard on the restorative effects of sea air after a nervous breakdown’

‘A postcard on the restorative effects of sea air after a nervous breakdown’, winner of the 2020 Mslexia Poetry Competition

The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary in Bedlam (Ecce Ancilla Domini!)’, winner of the inaugural Artlyst Art to Poetry Award with the Poetry Society

‘And Mary went with haste to Elizabeth’, winner of the 2020 Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize

A Tale of Two Counties, an e-zine collaboration with Hannah Hodgson, commended in the Young Poets Network Collaboration challenge

‘Ode to a Desk Fan’, third-place winner of the Young Poets Network Ode to (Small) Joy challenge

‘Self-Portrait as Rapunzel, in which the Tower Represents Grief’, third-place winner of the Young Poets Network Fairy Tale Poetry challenge

‘Moon Collector’, winner of the 2019 Hampshire Prize, commended in the 2019 Winchester Poetry Prize

Grace or Trial’, first-place winner in the third Young Poets Network Bloodaxe Archive challenge

Daphne’, first-place winner of the Young Poets Network Carol Ann Duffy challenge

‘Explaining Animal Crossing to my Nan’, commended in the fourth Young Poets Network Bloodaxe Archive challenge

‘The Branding of Elgiva’, first-place winner of the 2019 Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize

‘(newborn)’, commended in the first Young Poets Network Bloodaxe Archive challenge

appointment’, commended in the second Young Poets Network Bloodaxe Archive challenge

‘Grief Counselling‘, second-place winner of the Young Poets Network interrogation challenge

lunacy’, commended in the Young Poets Network Moon challenge

Drawing Down the Moon (A Ritual)’, winner of the Poetry Society’s Summer 2019 Members’ Competition

Remains’, commended in the 2018 Winchester Poetry Prize

On the Skagerrak Sea, with child’, commended in the Young Poetry Network Mary Wollstonecraft challenge

Selfless Love Poem’, highly commended in the Bangor Literary Journal 40 Words Competition 2019

‘That Night’, first-place winner of the Young Poets Network found poetry challenge, made using words and phrases from the infamous letter Brock Turner’s father wrote to Judge Aaron Persky

“he holds out a wired jaw of lilies / two starburst and one unbroken and I tell him no

– ‘The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary in Bedlam (Ecce Anicilla Domini!)’

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