Still Life With Octopus, July 2022
If you missed Nine Arches Press’ online Triple Launch on August 17th – in which I launched ‘Still Life With Octopus’ alongside Ramona Herdman launching ‘Glut’ and Jessica Mookerjee launching ‘Notes From A Shipwreck’ – here it is on Youtube, it was a lovely evening!
Here I am reading one of the title poems from my new poetry collection, Still Life With Octopus, which is published in 7 July 2022 by Nine Arches Press
On This Day She
If you missed the online book launch for our On This Day She book on Feb 18 2021, hosted by Five Leaves Bookshop, you can watch it here!
stories & poems
I made a video for Spot On Lancs of me reading my flash story, Get Gone:
I had a wonderful time reading and talking about flash fiction as part of the online Milton Keynes Lit Fest, you can watch the event here:
I was delighted to be one of the two poets helping Rosie Garland launch her new collection, What Girls Do in the Dark! You can watch the event, including the Q&A, here:
I recorded another poem for the #internationalpoetrycircle, “No, I Do Not Tango”, from my collection, “Terms & Conditions”.
I thought I’d read you another poem, and this time I figured out how to do it without having to hold the phone! Here’s a little reminder of something we all need to do: ‘Play’, from my LiveCanon pamphlet, ‘How High Did She Fly’. #InternationalPoetryCircle
European Poetry Festival – my collaboration performance with Christodolos Makris in Manchester
Sep 2017 Carpool Poetry: Clive Birnie drives me around Bristol while we discuss my new books very very seriously…
A lovely film-poem made by Helen Dewberry at Elephant’s Footprint of the title poem of my collection, Terms and Conditions!
reading three of my poems, Relativity and The Observer Paradox, at an event for the Over Land, Over Sea anthology raising money for refugees, in London, Aug 2016
reading my poem, How To Be Here, which was commissioned as part of the Bristol Festival of Nature’s Poetry Trail
a film by Ana Levisky entitled ‘I Love it How Conversations Flow From Family to Brown Bread’, inspired by my poem, Jigsawed, with me reading the poem
me reading at Poets & Players Science & Poetry event, Feb 2016, Manchester
me reading at Fictions Of Every Kind, Leeds, Nov 2015
tales from the shed: my mother was an upright piano
story swaps: I read Berit Ellingsen’s story and she reads mine
like owls for SPECS magazine
Plaits at the Frank O’Connor short story festival, Sept 2008
two architecture-inspired short short stories at the Transgressive Architecture Conference, Bristol, Nov 2013
interviews & events
interview with Ink, Tears about short stories
Presenting the Writers & Artists Short Story Prize 2013