As a poet with over 20 years corporate experience I want to bring poetry into the business world, through workshops, internal communication and marketing.
I am deligheted to be taking part in my first in real life open mic since the pandemic as part of 'A Lovely Word' on 1 July 2021 in Liverpool.
I was thrilled to collaborate with the incredible team at Baba + Boo on a poem about Hope for the launch of their Spring 2021 collection.
I am delighted to be the first poet in residence of the Be Braver collective, an inspirational collective who inspire me daily.
On Sunday 13 June I made it to the semi-finals in Belfast Book Festival's Poetry Slam, which was held online. It was such an incredible evening, fizzing with talent and a joy to be part of.
I was honoured to be the lead writer for the Visual Verse June edition which was curated by Master House Publishing. Visual Verse has been a wonderful part of my poetry journey. Each month they ask for poetic/prose responses to artwork and curate a beautiful collection of poems. I am lucky to have had a few of my poems selected in the past, so to be a lead writer was a huge privilege.
A poem I wrote in response to the outpouring of women's stories online following the devastating murder of Sarah Everard was included in UN Women's first ever virtual gallery. 'A Safe Space' is a collection of art, photography, poetry music and stories imagining and demanding safer spaces for women.
On 1 June 2021 I headlined Testify Poetry. Testify is one of the first open mics I ever attended in real life in 2019 and they became part of my lockdown routine on zoom in 2020/2021. It was an absolute privilege to headline with this wonderful community of poets and poetry lovers. An evening in lockdown I will never forget!
I recently joined the team at the Poetry Global Network as an occasional UK correspondent of The Poetry Times, a weekly YouTube/Facebook broadcast about the global poetry scene.
See Episode 4 for an interview with me about my debut poetry collection.