Pre order my debut collection here! I cannot BELIEVE that today is the day. It’s actually here. My book is now available for pre-order on my shop, Verve Poetry Press’ website, Waterstones, Amazon, WH Smith… AAAAAAHH!! So YES I can finally say, pre order my debut collection Cliff Notes today! https://poetryod.bigcartel.com/ or via my link […]
Imposter syndrome is so common amongst poets that I’m even in an (excellent) Facebook group named after it, where artists encourage each other to apply for opportunities etc that they normally wouldn’t consider themselves for. I am also very public about the fact that I am neurodivergent and (acutely) mentally ill. So I guess its […]
I can’t express how this DYCP Grant feels. If you’ve never been in a position where you have to turn down gigs and slams because you just can’t afford to go, and bring your carer with you at the same time. I can’t believe the next level of work this grant will enable me to do. […]
I honestly can’t believe I get to write this, but after my rejected application in March for something else, I decided to apply for a DYCP grant (developing your creative practice) from Arts Council England to get mentorship, help with editing, access to writing courses etc for my debut collection. And yesterday they said yes. […]
My first spread with my first (own, Tarot) deck. (I learned how to read playing cards as a child so I have done draws before but not using a Tarot deck). I waited until the right deck came along and when they did, the @soullifemagic White Dahlia set felt too good for me. But I realised that […]
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On February 5th I shall be supporting Malaika Kegode at the incredible Hammer & Tongue Cambridge slam. Facebook event info here for this virtual event. UPDATE: This event is now over, but due to illness I ended up headlining which was very exciting! You can watch my set back here.