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Previous readings include those at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Cambridge Wordfest, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Chichester University, LSE Arts Festival, Norwich Arts Centre, StAnza International Poetry Festival, Oakham Arts Festival, Dartington Literature Festival and London’s Troubadour and Poetry Cafés.

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My latest poetry collection, Blood Rain, was published by Seren in February 2020.   

Poems from the book have previously appeared in The Spectator and New Statesman and one was awarded the 2019 Robert Graves Prize.


2022 readings:


Friday 11 March 8:00pm

Ware Poets, Maltings & Kibes Lane Arts Centre, Ware, Herts SG11 7BS


Saturday 14 May 8:30pm

Suffolk  Poetry Festival, John Peel Centre, Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET (joint reading with Rebecca Goss)


Tuesday 28 June 7:30pm

CB1 Poetry, Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LF


Saturday 30 July 2:30pm & 6:30pm

Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival, Atrium, University of South Wales, 86-88 Adam Street, Cardiff CF24 2FN

2:30pm: reading from Blood Rain in ‘Published During Lockdown’ event

6:30pm: chairing panel discussion on Poetry & Running/Wellbeing & Creativity.  With Ben Wilkinson, Kim Moore & Paul Deaton:  editors of the anthology The Result Is What You See Today (Smith Doorstop, 2019)


Saturday 17 September 2:00pm

Cheltenham Poetry Festival (with Eric Ngalle Charles and Hilary Llewellyn-Williams)

The Swan, Cheltenham, GL50 1DX



Also hoping to reschedule some of the 2020/21 readings (see below) that had to be postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Please check back here for updates over the coming weeks.


Thursday 19th March 2020 7:30pm

Chener Books, 14 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London SE2 8HN.  Seren poets Andre Mangeot and Lynne Hjelmgaard reading from their new collections.


Wed 25th March 2020 4:00pm – In Conversation seminar series:

University of Central Lancashire, Livesey House 214, Preston PR1 7BE


Thurs 23 July 2020 8:00pm:

Poetry Wivenhoe, Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe, Essex CO1 9BX


Fri 25 – Sun 27 Sept 2020: 

King’s Lynn Poetry Festival, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn PE30 5DQ


Saturday 3 July 2021 2:00pm:

Ver Poets, St Albans – 2021 Open Competition Prizegiving and readings