I am a poet, living and working in East London.
This year my debut collection, The Hitting Game, was published by Seren and the poem, The Best Poem Ever Written, was highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prize.
I graduated from the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing MA, where my tutors were Andrew Motion and Denise Riley.
I am 41.
My first pamphlet Welcome Back to the Country, was published by Seren in 2011, and won the Poetry Wales Purple Moose competition.
I first trained as a visual artist, at Middlesex University then The London College of Printing.
I work as a Deputy Head Teacher in a school in East London. I have taught everything from needlework to numeracy, but I’m best at teaching English.