Updated: Jul 5
Hello friends. Recently I had the honour of being the Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice for my debut The Barman. Nina Mingya Powles and Nick Makoha kindly selected it from all the pamphlets being published in the same quarter, and wrote a lovely short review of it in for the PBS Summer Ebulletin (see below). It's amazing to be selected alongside the likes of Ocean Vuong, Victoria Adukwei Bulley and Denise Saul.
There aren't many ways pamphlets get officially recognised so this is a real honour! A reminder that you can get my pamphlet from me here, or from the excellent Bad Betty Press here for the low low price of £6 plus postage.
What else have I been up to?
I'm doing an Instagram Live chat with fourteen poems on Tuesday 19 July.
I've been slowly working on putting together an Arts Council England bid to run a workshop/anthology project for bi+ poets (register your interest here).
I'll be writing on-the-spot portraits of people at someone's wedding in August which I'm very excited about! Get in touch if that's something you'd like to hire me to do. Find out more about what I did at Kew Gardens here.
We're running a Dead [Women] Poets Society séance at the Sylvia Plath Festival in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 22 October - look out for more details from the D[W]PS social media.
And the very next day I'm reading at a Poetry London event at this year's London Literature Festival at Southbank Centre, on 23 October!
I've been having lots of fun running in-person celebration events and workshops lately for Spread the Word's City of Stories Home project, and also four translation workshops with the Poetry Translation Centre!
And in between all that, I've been trying to write and have fun.
Get in touch, as always, if you have any projects you want me to work on! I hope you're good.