Poetry

I am currently working on a poetry project with Joolz Sparkes, London Undercurrents. You can read more about the project here.

I was Poet in Residence at Thrive Battersea for Open Garden Squares Weekend 2016. You can read a bit about this in an article I wrote for the autumn issue of Battersea Matters (on page 10).

Triptych Poets (October 2010). This inaugural volume from Blemish Books includes a suite of my poems, Things Mended, alongside the work of two other Australian poets, Ray Liversidge and Mary Mageau. “Things Mended evokes whole-heartedly the quotidian of family life — and the small shames of childhood, recollected later.” – Geoff Page

In 1995, I won second prize in the Poetry Postcard Quarterly competition. You can view the postcard of the poem here.

As well as appearing in the following publications, my poems have been displayed on London’s buses.

On line

Thrive Battersea & At Heart, The Squirrel is a Vampire – Re-Mixed Borders Poetry School pamphlet

The Data Quality Analyst’s Lot – And Other Poems

A river runs through this site – Card Alpha issue 2

Two poems in morphrog issue 13

Sacked from Cook’s Confectioners – Ink Sweat & Tears

Mrs Despard Gets My Vote – Well Versed

My Mother On Horseback & Specifications for an Orchard – Ol’Chanty issue 24

Jardinière Manquée & Garden Swap Shop – Mixed Borders Poetry School pamphlet

A moot point – The Poetry Shed

Reborn – The Stare’s Nest

Letter from Battersea – The Stare’s Nest and also Well Versed

Rising – And Other Poems final wave of holiday poems

Two poems on And Other Poems

The Hard Way – Ink Sweat and Tears (first published in Triptych Poets)

Vacated – Fabelist issue 2

Anthologies

The Emma Press Anthology of Aunts, May 2017

The Emma Press Mildly Erotic Verse, February 2016 (UK)

The Emma Press Anthology of Age, October 2015 (UK)

Genius Floored: Notes While Waiting, Soaring Penguin Press, June 2015 (UK)

Loose Muse Anthology of New Writing by Women vol. 2, September 2012, and vol. 3, April 2013 (UK)

Velocity: the Best of Apples & Snakes, Black Spring Press, November 2003 (UK)

Eating Your Cake …. And Having It, Fatchance Press, November 1997 (UK)

Magazines

ARTEMISpoetry, issue 17, November 2016 (UK) – poem ‘In the hairdresser’s chair’ commended in the Second Light Poetry Competition 2016

Brittle Star, issue 39, November 2016 (UK)

Orbis, issue 176, August 2016 (UK)

South Bank Poetry, issue 21, July 2015 (UK)

Brittle Star, issue 36, May 2015 (UK)

South Bank Poetry, issue 19, November 2014 (UK)

Obsessed With Pipework 65, January 2014 (UK)

South Bank Poetry, issue 17, November 2013 (UK)

ARTEMISpoetry, issue 8, May 2012 (UK)

Brittle Star, issue 29, November 2011 (UK)

Orbis, issue 156, August 2011 (UK)

ARTEMISpoetry, issue 2, May 2009 (UK): listen to me read my poem The Colonel’s Daughter’s House

Obsessed With Pipework 44, October 2008 (UK)

Brand, issue 1, July 2007 (UK)

Space: New Writing 3, July 2006 (Australia)

Fatchance issues 4, 6 & 10 (UK)

HEAT 6, November 1997 (Australia)

The Affectionate Punch 5, May 1997 (UK)

Magma issues 5 & 6 (UK)

Scratch 13, June 1995 (UK)