“The Significance of a Dress” will be published by Arachne Press at the end of February 2020. My collection “Ghosts in the Desert” is available from Indigo Dreams Publishing. My pamphlet “Mimicking a Snowdrop” was published by Thynks Press in 2014 and my full-length collection, “Yellow Torchlight and the Blues” has been published by Original Plus. My poems have been nominated for the Forward Best Poem Prize, broadcast on BBC Radio, prize-winners in competitions and widely published in anthologies, magazines and webzines. My short stories are also widely published. I was one of the editors for “Over Land Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge”.
I co-edited “Welcome to Leicester” available from Dahlia Publishing.
I write regular reviews for The Blue Nib, The Journal, The High Window Journal, London Grip and Sabotage as well as ad hoc reviews for other publications. I’ve adjudicated poetry and short story competitions.
I’m a member of Leicester Writers’ Club and have read at various venues including Leicester’s Guildhall, Leicester City Football Club, The Poetry Cafe (London), the Theatre Club, Soho, London and Polyverse Poetry Festival at Loughborough University amongst others.
I judged a children’s poetry competition organised by the King Edward VII Schools Innovation Centre in Melton Mowbray in March 2010 and Lawson-West Solicitors’ Poetry Competition to raise funds for LOROS (a Leicestershire-based charity), in June 2010.