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Published Poetry Collections


2017     Gifts the Mole Gave Me   Valley Press


2015     Lapstrake,      Flarestack Poets


2013      Museum Pieces,      Prolebooks


2011     Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare,      Prolebooks



Anthologies (among others)


  • 2018 Pan She is Fierce Pan MacMillan
  • 2018 #MeToo Poetry Anthology Fairacre Press
  • The Forward Book of Poetry 2016 Forward
  • The Everyday Poet Deborah Almapub. MOMbooks
  • The Yorkshire Anthology Miles Salter Valley Press
  • #2Poetry Anthology Richard Skinner Vanguard
  • The Emergency Poet Deborah Alma  MOMbooks
  • Otley Wordfest Bike Anthology
  • Anthology of Dance, The Emma Press
  • Writing Motherhood Carolyn Jess Cooke, Seren Books


Journals and Magazine Publication (among others)


  • The High Window Journal
  • Zoomorphic
  • Acumen
  • Butcher’s Dog
  • Prole
  • Interpreter’s House
  • Pennine Platform
  • Other Poetry
  • Under the Radar
  • Bare Fiction
  • Envoi
  • Ink, Sweat& Tears
  • Agenda
  • The Dawn Treader
  • Clear Poetry



Competition Success


2017 Manchester Cathedral Prize: Highly Commended

2016 The Black Country Living History Museum Competition: Second prize

2015 The Forward Prize: Highly Commended

2015 Prole Laureate: First Prize

2015 Yorkmix: First Prize

2011 Swalelife competition: Highly Commended

2011 Plough Comp: Long listed




2017 Still Born – with Adinda van ‘t Klooster

An art and poetry collaboration in which I used Adinda’s art work, Earth, to describe my experience of burying and grieving for my daughter

2015 On the Edge – a Bridlington Poetry Festival fringe event

Working with several other poets and artists to produce collaborative art based around the idea of the liminal spaces in sea side towns.

2018 Seed – Photographer Sophie Ingleby’s beautiful collection of portraits and photographs documenting the IVF process. Sophie requested the use of my poem Egg Collection as part of the project.