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About me

 Welcome to my website! I was born and brought up in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, before moving to live in different places around the country. I'm now living on the edge of Cannock Chase AONB (Staffordshire), which is a major source of inspiration for my writing.

 

I'm passionate about reading and writing great poetry. In 2018, I completed a 10-year journey with the Open University to graduate with a BA (Hons) in Humanities, specialising in creative writing. I'm now completing a MFA at Manchester Writing School (Manchester Metropolitan University).

 

My debut pamphlet September came out from Offa's Press in summer 2019, and below, you can see other places I've had my work published or featured. Some of them are still available to read, so get stuck in!


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You can also get in contact by using the form on this site. 

 

Painting: josiejester.com
 

Publications, performances and more

I have been lucky enough to see my writing showcased or recognised in the following places.


Publications

 

On display at

  • Wild Bytes café, Wolverhampton (currrently closed)

Competitions


Performance

  • Poetry at the Arboretum, Walsall

  • Wild Bytes café, Wolverhampton

  • City Voices, Wolverhampton

  • Country Voices, Ironbridge

  • Stafford Arts Festival

  • Wolverhampton Literature Festival

  • Blakenhall Writers Anthology launches

  • Home and Away, Wolverhampton

  • The Poetry Lounge, Ludlow

  • YouTube (watch here)

  • 'In The Sticks' project (watch here)

  • Yes We Cant, Facebook

Video by Kuli Kohli as part of 'In The Sticks' project by Offa's Press.

'Alive' from 'September', Offa's Press, 2019.

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