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 | 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.
Poem | Surviving Autumn Days, or SAD
A poem about autumn as the perfect metaphor for mental health.
I’ve been published in a pandemic poetry anthology!
I've written a poem that's been included in Locked Write Down: a home-grown anthology of 22 poems written during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Poem | Stay
Any other weekend, I’d be out and about. But not this weekend. Not this week. Not this month. And not for the foreseeable.