Upcoming collection announcement!
⚠️ MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ⚠️
I am so so excited to finally share my news with you all, that my debut poetry collection (as yet untitled) will be published by Verve Poetry Press in Spring 2022!
It is amazing and a huge honour to join the incredible cohort of Verve poets. Even more so to be asked to produce a full collection after submitting to their pamphlet open call.
I have been working hard already, mostly focusing on getting my list of current potential poems down. I started with 1038, I’m now at 114 which still needs a lot more cutting down, plus I have been making furious notes on which parts of my more complex mental health issues I need to write more on, so hopefully this will continue to evolve across 2021.
I have managed not to announce this til now, but its mentioned in my bio that Life & Rhymes asked for. The show airs November 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th (10pm, Sky Arts) and as I don’t know if the bios will be used in the show I figured I’d better announce it before the show does it for me. I got the email about performing in the show the same week as I got the book offer so July was an incredible and emotional month for me.
I am really hoping that y’all will be just as excited as I am by this news, I will continue sharing updates on the process every so often but I am mostly looking forward to trying to push myself into writing the best book I possibly can with the amazing help of the folks over at Verve – and then touring!
For now my baby is this pile of paper which I did a mini photo shoot with (because of course). I can’t wait for it to be a real book in real shops!!