I’m a poet, writer and academic – mostly a poet. I studied English Literature at Pembroke College Cambridge (BA) and at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (PhD). I have worked as a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at University of East Anglia, London Metropolitan University, Anglia Ruskin University at Peterborough and (currently) for Middlesex University and the Open University. I have taught and supervised academic and creative writing up to PhD level. In the past I have also worked as a bookseller and at the Julian Centre next to St Julian’s Church in Norwich, where medieval visionary and writer Mother Julian lived as an anchoress.
I currently live in London, UK, with my husband and two cats, aka the house panthers.
I have published five collections of poetry and a Poetry Book Society selected pamphlet. I’m delighted to say that my sixth collection, Thérèse: Poems is forthcoming with Paraclete Press in September 2020.
I edit the online journal Amethyst Review, for new writing engaging with the sacred. I have plans to expand into some pamphlet and book-length Amethyst publications so do visit the site for news.