CURRENT & BEYOND

Currently in the final, writing up year of a part-time, practice-led doctorate at Northumbria University, I am studying the relationships between prose poetry and sequential poetics. Submission date is early June 2019 and I have big post-doc plans for international prose poetry/digital humanities collaborations. 

PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS

Books

Callisto (Red Squirrel Press, June 2018)

The Eternally Packed Suitcase (Vane Women Press, Mar 2016)

Two Rivers & the Sea: a poetic-visual essay inspired by the Northumberland coast and the life and writings of Rachel Carson (co-author; Literal Fish Press, Feb 2015)

14 (chapbook; Literal Fish Press, May 2014)

The Deadheading Diaries (Dogeater Press, 2008)

Postcards from a Waterless Lake (Diamond Twig Press, 2002)

Scholarly writing - papers and chapters

CWWA Legacies & Lifespans (edited collection, print) - forthcoming 2019. Chapter - 'Poet in a lab coat: the beautiful practice of Rachel Carson'. http://www.the-cwwa.org/2017/08/04/call-for-abstracts-edited-collection-legacies-and-lifespans/ 

TEXT Special Issue: Prose Poetry. (Number 46, Oct 2017). Paper - 'Poetic sequencing and multi-aspect prose-poems' http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue46/content.htm 

Selected list of published prose poems & multi-aspects [Jan 2016 - present, info being collated]

Prizes & Awards [info being collated]

Leading up to the Here & Now

Over the past 20 yeas I have built a successful portfolio career, and have held a variety of teaching/research positions and fellowships spanning creative writing, poetry & poetics, libraries & archives, radical pedagogies, eco-poetics, digital & medical humanities and poetics in performance & installation, CPD and mentoring. In 2012 I began a practice-based PhD and plan to return to the UK academy, full time, once my PhD is completed. In the last twenty years, and as a creative entrepreneur, I have run my own agency The Poetry Fold and have collaborated with a huge range of regional, national and international partners, organisations, academics and practitioners.

Research interests

Prose poetry  :  Sequential poetics  :  The works of UK poet, Selima Hill & US poet Rosmarie Waldrop  :  The life & works of Rachel Carson  :  Digital Humanities  :  Poetry in performance & installation  :  Radical pedagogies  : Queer & working class poetics : Concrete Poetry & Poeme Brut : Asemic writing & languages : Research-practice ellipsis : Libraries & archives : Open access to & decolonisation of data : Documentary photography & ekphrasis : Generative & radical writing techniques : Poetry, dyslexia & assistive software : Poetry-is/as-data : Poetry & APIs, ML & NLP : Oulipo, Dada & Queneau

Hobbies & Passtimes

Underwater photography : Snorkelling : Rhythm guitar : Walking : Being quiet : Being beside bodies of water : Listening to music :