As mentioned in this post, I was asked to take part in a discussion about reclaiming London landmarks through art and how we can make young people feel like the city is their own. It was great to be in a room with so many different groups, about six or seven collectives from around London… Continue reading St. Paul’s Round Table Discussion
I'll be going on a bit of a hiatus. Mainly because most of the poetry stuff in London tends to die down around the summer time (for a bunch of reclusive shut-ins, poets sure seem to enjoy the sun) but also because I will be working with Hoxton Hall over the Summer, helping to facilitate… Continue reading Hiatus
So, in case you missed it, I am being published in an anthology. There are going to be two launch nights, one in Hebden Bridge and one in my native Manchester. I might be attending (along with my mum) and reading at the Manchester one but it will depend what my schedule is like. The… Continue reading Watermarks Anthology Launch
This is so unreal. I got an email today saying that, while I didn't place in the competition, my poem 'Advice for the Patient' made the 'Highly Commended' longlist so will be included in the anthology! Considering that they had over 500 entries and only 10 have made it into the book, I feel very… Continue reading I am being published!
I only went and did my poem lying on the floor, didn't I! It surprised everyone and had people getting up out of their seat to get a better look at me. The poem itself went down really well and had people laughing and feeling engaged. The night itself was extraordinary with every poet bringing… Continue reading BYP SHOWCASE THOUGHTS
ARGGGGH! It's tonight! I'm going on stage without paper and I'm going to try something experimental. ARRRRRRRRGH! I'll be wearing lipstick and a cat jumper and being all together too comfortable in my skin which I am not used to but BYP has made me feel like I can be myself and be accepted for who I… Continue reading BYP Showcase
I'm performing tonight at an event that I have just found out is sold out! Dialogue Festival promises to be an exciting mixed media night and I am honoured to be a part of it. I shall be reading a poem written in response to a photography exhibition that is to go up at the… Continue reading Dialogue Festival