Well, in short, I'm a writer of poetry and short stories, living in the Hampshire area.
Generally less concerned by messages and explicit meaning, my interests are in exploring characters, emotions, perspectives and thoughts, frequently in relation to themes and motifs.
I often dub my work as 'experiential,' since I'm particularly fascinated by the experiences associated with the reception of writing and, more broadly speaking, art.
As a result, I've recently taken to creating work which is often written with other artistic works in mind, such as in my recent project,
Some poems I'm particularly fond of. Hopefully you will be too.
If you'd like to see more archived works, follow the links at the footer of this section.
NEWS & UPDATES
WORKING WITH BANDIT FICTION!
I'm now working alongside Bandit Fiction as an Editor and Submissions Reader for fiction and poetry alike. Check them out to find work from new and exciting voices in the writing scene, or perhaps give their Feedback and Editorial services a go to give your own work the lift you've been looking for!
I GOT PUBLISHED IN SPLENDID FRED MAGAZINE!
Check out my sequence of reactionary poems, written in response to the dark, fascinating and disturbing album, How cold is the sun?
SHORTLISTED FOR A PAMPHLET COLLECTION!
I recently submitted a poetry pamphlet manuscript for publication with the incredible Bad Betty Press. Although I wasn't successful in being published, I was however shortlisted! Exciting times!
If you'd like to read one of the poems from the manuscript, follow the link below.
EVENTS & OTHER HAPPENINGS
As someone who's still finding their feet as a writer, I know that finding readily accessible opportunities can be either a struggle or a swamp. Here you'll find some of the events I know of and often love to attend. Quite a few are open-mic nights which are a great way to get a foothold in the local writing scene, for sharing work and hearing/seeing others' work too.
THE POETRY PLATFORM
The Poetry Platform is an open-mic night held on the first Tuesday of every month and is open to newcomers and seasoned performers alike. The event runs out of The Railway Inn pub in Winchester and is a literal stone's throw away from the train station. It's a great little place and a favourite/staple of the student writing scene in Winchester, being only a fifteen minute walk from the university.
WRITE SIDE OF THE TRACKS
Another wonderful open-mic evening, Write Side Of The Tracks takes place every third Tuesday of the month. Hosted by the Steam Town Brew House in Eastleigh, it's within spitting distance of the train station. For some added charm, the evening is often held inside the brewery room itself, so you could even end up experiencing the inner workings of the bar!
FRIENDS & FELLOW WRITERS
Some lovely lovely people I know who have a wonderful way with words
...a great deal of 'poetic intelligence'... [an] intellectual poise which means the poems... have an ingenious quality.
"Perhaps some kind of quote..."
Appropriately cited here