News that (briefly) stays news.


The exceptional Against the Grain Press, run by Abegail Morley, Jessica Mookherjee and Karen Dennison, will be publishing my collection Well, in March 2019. Join me for the launch on 16 March, 6:30 for 7:00pm at the Poetry Café, Covent Garden. 







I am very excited to announce my inclusion in the Black Light Engine Room's Co-Incidental 02, out now!











 Two new poems up at








The Best Poem Ever Written    in school...

 The collaboration of Forward Arts Foundation with Oxford Spires Academy was born out of the bringing together of two far-sighted organisations that promote the enjoyment of reading and writing: the charity First Story which appoints writers-in-residence into 'challenging schools' to work with students from a range of different backgrounds, and the charity Give A Book which provides free books for schools, prisons and other institutions... [read more].




 The Hitting Game Reviewed


A new review can be found here Sabotage Reviews

Some other critiques of my book can be found here at the New Welsh Review

and also here  at the Dundee University Arts Review site, DURA.





Poetry on the Pavement

Two of my poems have been chiselled into the Walthamstow pavement as part of a sundial project in the refurbished train station.


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Highly Commended in Forward Prize 2015

The Hitting Game has been Highly Commended in this year's Forward Prize for Poetry. The poem The Best Poem Ever Written is published in the Forward Anthology.



The Hitting Game is published by Seren.
May, 2014

This is a most welcome full collection by a strikingly distinctive poet who has already published a prize-winning pamphlet. The poems are simultaneously flamboyant and unsettling, inventive and grounded, witty and vulnerable. Irresistibly intriguing investigations of 'what…will make it/ever so briefly alright being us'.
Michael Laskey


Welcome Back to the Country wins the Poetry Wales Purple Moose Poetry Award, and is published by Seren.