Category Archives: Poetry

Acrostic Womb Fury

Myself and several brilliant female Manchester poets submitted work to an anthology of women’s poetry. We were all rejected! This poem is for Becca, Anna and Steph x Spurned Spurn us, we are Peddlars of toughened morsels. You will have

Acrostic Womb Fury

Myself and several brilliant female Manchester poets submitted work to an anthology of women’s poetry. We were all rejected! This poem is for Becca, Anna and Steph x Spurned Spurn us, we are Peddlars of toughened morsels. You will have

I won something!

I am utterly thrilled to announce that one of my poems was selected as a runner up in the Prole Laureate Poetry Prize 2014! This year I’ve been making an effort to enter my work into competitions and journals, and

I won something!

I am utterly thrilled to announce that one of my poems was selected as a runner up in the Prole Laureate Poetry Prize 2014! This year I’ve been making an effort to enter my work into competitions and journals, and

NaPoWriMo :: Odds and Ends

I’ve been having an internal debate over whether or not to post my NaPoWriMo poems as I write them. On the one hand, the feedback, encouragemnt (and blog hits!) are all well worth it. On the other hand, I’ve finally

NaPoWriMo :: Odds and Ends

I’ve been having an internal debate over whether or not to post my NaPoWriMo poems as I write them. On the one hand, the feedback, encouragemnt (and blog hits!) are all well worth it. On the other hand, I’ve finally

Breathing Lightly :: Aftermath

It’s a week since Becca and I ran our first workshop together for Quimperfect Tense. We already knew that we were going to learn a lot through the experience, and that there would probably be a lot to improve from

Breathing Lightly :: Aftermath

It’s a week since Becca and I ran our first workshop together for Quimperfect Tense. We already knew that we were going to learn a lot through the experience, and that there would probably be a lot to improve from

Pigeon poetry and chapbooks for posting

Last summer I published three chapbooks: my own book Humping the Boonies, and two collections featuring myself and a number of other writers; Three Broken Ribs and Four Sleeves.  All three books are now available to buy in hard copy

Pigeon poetry and chapbooks for posting

Last summer I published three chapbooks: my own book Humping the Boonies, and two collections featuring myself and a number of other writers; Three Broken Ribs and Four Sleeves.  All three books are now available to buy in hard copy

Throwing Stones

I like the idea of ‘throwing’ a poem in the way you’d throw a pot, in pottery. I feel like the way I write now is to throw a lot of words onto the page, then work into them to

Throwing Stones

I like the idea of ‘throwing’ a poem in the way you’d throw a pot, in pottery. I feel like the way I write now is to throw a lot of words onto the page, then work into them to

Imagine Meeting Me

This morning, whilst lying in bed and hoping for some inspiration to find me, I stumbled across this series by photographer Chino Otsuka. The series is called ‘Imagine Meeting Me’. She takes images of herself as a child/adolescent, and inserts

Imagine Meeting Me

This morning, whilst lying in bed and hoping for some inspiration to find me, I stumbled across this series by photographer Chino Otsuka. The series is called ‘Imagine Meeting Me’. She takes images of herself as a child/adolescent, and inserts