AD – press ticket | I was thrilled to attend one of the three Festival weekend days, making my way into Winchester on Saturday 9 October for around seven hours of stanzas, syllables and sonnets.
Poem | Sestet in the City
Happy National Poetry Day 2021! Here's my latest poem; an ode, of sorts, to how poetry can be found in our lives every single day.
Poem | Quiet, please
Naturally, to mark Libraries Week 2021, I penned a poem, celebrating these special places. Happy reading!
Poem | Leading Lady
I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the world's performance this autumn.
Poem | No Time
A poem inspired by William Henry Davies's 'Leisure'.
Poem | Resolute
One year ago today, we were told to simply stay at home. I've attempted to summarise my feelings in this poem.
Poem | Re: Your Last Email
This poem, titled Re: Your Last Email, asks us to explore the language women use in their emails; the overly apologetic and careful wording often taken adopted, compared to the more assertive and direct messages often sent by their male counterparts.
Poem | A Love Letter To Southampton
I was asked by my colleagues to write a poem about our city for Valentine's Day 2021 – a love letter to our south-coast city.
Poem | The Lentil Soup My Mum Makes
Whenever I make my mum's lentil soup recipe, I'm back home with my family, at the wooden kitchen table.
Poem | This Christmas
Lamenting the loss of even the less-than-shiny aspects of a family Christmas, and yearning for time with loved ones - even if it does mean arguments, discomfort and awkward moments.