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.

Image from the Fly the Flag listings page showing my face and the title of the poem "and of his family"

‘and of his family’ – Poem for Fly the Flag 2020

I was commissioned by Improbable and Emergency Exit Arts to create a poem in response to Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as part of the Fly the Flag collection UDHR celebrations for 2020. Here it is – please do check out the other poets and their pieces over at Fly the … Continue reading ‘and of his family’ – Poem for Fly the Flag 2020

A white board with lots of different handwriting sharing the word "friendship" in many languages and alphabets.

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

I’m running this project 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 course, you can use them however you like. The focus will be on taking inspiration from Queer and Feminist history, aiming to include and represent from … 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

Poetry performance at Bar Wotever

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.