I'm a professional poet and inter-disciplinary
artist based in the North of England.
In 2019 I became a Director of Write Out Loud
and associate artist at Wigan STEAM.
I teach creative writing as a freelance
and at The Secret Writers Club
and Ink Inc. Young Writers.
Appeared on TELEVISION: BBC 1.
RADIO: BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4,
BBC Radio Lancashire and Manchester.
NEWSPAPER. Blogged for The Guardian.
Appeared in The Daily Mirror.
MA in Creative Writing (Distinction)
Edge Hill University
BA (hons) Theatre Studies with Creative Writing 2:1
NVQ Level 4 Careers Advice and Guidance
My jobs before poetry have included NHS operations
manager, careers advisor, library manager,
arts festival producer, storyteller,
literacy co-ordinator, podium dancer,
warehouse operative and KFC All Star,
in no particular order.
For age 14+
The Lolitas (2019) Verve Poetry Press Bird St.:Selected Performance Poetry 2009-2019
(2020)The Secret Writers Club Press
Love Is A Battlefield(2015) Nymphs & Thugs
Bird St. (2015) Nymphs & Thugs
Council House Poetry (2018)Double CD. Nymphs & Thugs
The Book of Dave
Micro-commission with Izzy Brittain
for Pen:chant and The Turnpike Art Gallery.
Council House Poetry
Edinburgh Fringe Show
Love Is A Battlefield
Dancepoetry with Giorgio Deca. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3, Arc, Contact and New Writing North.
For children and families
The Sleepover: a re-imagining of
'The Princess and The Pea'
Commissioned by the Rural Touring Network,
Just So Children's Festival and Big Imaginations.
The Woman Who Turned Into An Eyeball (2016)
Commissioned by and in collaboration with
C03 Dance Company
Robot Aliens Stole My Ipig (2016)
A collaboration with Blue Moose Dance Company and
Save Our Stories. Commissioned by Lancashire Encounter
The Knotted Project Outside The Igloo (2019)
Hawk Dance Theatre Getting From A to B (2018)
Dramaturg and director for:
Helena Ascough The Snow-ish Queen (2019)
Commissioned by Frontline Arts Festival
'a great performer' 'a voice that tingles
Will Self with promise'
Ian McMillan BBC Radio 3
'That was amazing and I've been a poet for 34 years.
Will you come and do my festival?'
Attila the Stockbroker
'a class act...we love her and so will you'
John Cooper Clarke