Hello, and welcome to my website. My poems have appeared in places including Poetry Review, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Poetry London and Best British Poetry. My first collection The Frost Fairs (Salt, 2011) won the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Book of the Year for The Independent and The Poetry School, and a summer read for The Observer. My second collection Spacecraft (Penned in the Margins, 2016) was named one of The Guardian’s Best Books for Summer 2016, and was a Book of the Year for both Sabotage Reviews’ Critic’s Choice and the London Review bookshop. It was shortlisted for the Ledbury-Forte prize. I have produced commissioned poems for the BBC, the British Museum and the British Film Institute. My new collection Reckless Paper Birds was published with Penned in the Margins in May 2019. It was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award.

The Frost Fairs




Reckless Paper Birds

(Published May 2019)

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