I was born in London in the 1980s, grew up between Paris and Huntingdonshire, and have lived for the last ten years in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. I am married with two young children, Audrey and Robin.
I am a recipient of the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writer Award for poetry in 2016, and am lucky enough to be mentored by Gerry Cambridge.
I have had poems published in magazines including Mslexia, The Stinging Fly, Agenda, Dactyl, RAUM and Poets Republic, as well as in the 154 anthology of sonnets and the online blog And Other Poems. I am co-author of Char, a pamphlet of poems on the subject of working women’s history in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh, written with fellow Edinburgh poet Pen Reid.
I was a Troubadour prizewinner 2014, twice runner up in the Penfro Poetry Competition and placed third for the 2015 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Award. My sonnet ‘Potterrow’ was chosen to be displayed on public transport in Guernsey as part of the Poetry on the Move scheme.
I have recently received a cultural commission from LGBT Youth Scotland, funded by Creative Scotland, to write a collection of children’s poems based around LGBT retellings of traditional Scottish myths and stories.