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Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Westminster

I am a writer, academic, and editor, with a particular interest in contemporary poetry and life writing. In my own creative work I explore best to make use of historical records and archival material in poetry. My current creative interests include the global history of pregnancy, intersectional representations of motherhood and pregnancy, and medicine and the female body. I have a pamphlet and a collection forthcoming this year and am also working on a non-fiction project.

I have also published articles on post-war poetry, the history and culture of small magazines, the poetry and legacy of Isaac Rosenberg and Keith Douglas, and the writing and archives of the poets Geoffrey Hill, Jon Silkin and Tony Harrison.

I have had poetry and prose appear in magazines and anthologies including POETRY, Under the Radar, Poetry Birmingham, Into the Void, Bath Magg, Strix, Stand, Verse Matters (Valley Press, 2017), and MIR. Recent prizes include the 2019 Newcastle Poetry Prize and the 2018 YorkMix/York Literature Festival Poetry.

I am an editor at Stand magazine, an international quarterly of the arts.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Westminster

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Leeds, PhD

Publications

  • 2021
    Speculum: sequence and prose, Poetry Birmingham
  • 2021
    Keith Douglas at 100, Stand
  • 2020
    Lapwing: a sequence, POETRY
  • 2020
    A small, fierce being’: Jon Silkin, Isaac Rosenberg, and the definition of the Anglo-Jewish poet, Textual Practice