Writing

I write for and in all sorts of different contexts – for stage and opera performance, stand-alone poetry, text in the landscape, in collaboration with fine artists, improvised and considered.

3FF – Singing Our Lives

Creating songs with refugees and migrants for 3FF and the Mixed Up Chorus.

Breathing Under Water

A poetry-photography collaboration with Emma Ronay

A concrete hut sits on overgrown grass somewhere wild. The shelter has a steeply sloping roof, slanting down from a sharp apex on the far left. of the image. Bright sunlight coming from directly behind the shelter makes a shadow that reaches towards the front of the picture. To the right of the shelter an uneven edge to the land and the prow of a small boat imply there is ocean beyond. The shelter has a doorway open in the left half of the visible wall. It is dark inside, just about possible to make out rough brickwork, and something like a bunch of drying herbs hanging from the lintel. On the expanse of concrete wall to the right of the doorway, crude chalk writing reads "you'll know what to do"

Daily Writing Prompts

After a pretty reinvigorating time on the first ever Arvon Foundation Queer Poetry course last week, tutored by Caroline Bird and Richard Scott, I’m starting a little project on here to give myself and you a prompt every day to develop a regular writing practice. These will be mostly thinking about poetry writing but of … Continue reading Daily Writing Prompts

Fleet Footing

An audio treasure hunt along the lost Fleet River, created with composer Catherine Kontz

Landscape Poetry

Playing with words in landscapes

Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves

A dramatic short created as part of the Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves series at Shakespeare’s Globe

Singing Our Lives 2018

Creating songs with asylum seekers, migrants and members of the Mixed Up Chorus.

Tegumai's Tales

Libretto for a music-theatre adaptation of some of Kipling’s Just So Stories, composed by Paul Ayres.

The Observatory

An opera about astrophysicist Annie Jump Cannon, made with and for Deaf and hearing people.