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

The result of a long collaboration with artist Emma Ronay, Breathing Under Water is a collection of poems and photographs in conversation with each other. Over a couple of years, Emma regularly sent me a photograph which I responded to with text. Emma’s photographs covered a wide range of subjects, but this collection concentrates on … Continue reading Breathing Under Water

Landscape Poetry

An investigation of writing and landscape. This is an unfinished project, begun in the Welsh hills and continuing soon by the Thames.  

The Observatory

A multi-sensory opera for people who can hear and people who can’t. Annie is an astronomer. She knows all about time and space, but she isn’t so sure about life and death. And she’s just gone deaf. Inspired by the life of astronomer Annie Jump-Cannon, I worked with composer Stephen Bentley-Klein to create a new … Continue reading The Observatory