Poems

IMG_F7D2D22CD6DB-1Here’s where you can find my poems:

  • Sentinel Literary Quarterly. ‘Couchsurfing at Nickolay’s.’ (Forthcoming June 2021)
  • Orbis. ‘Retirement Options #3’, issue 194. Published, 2020.
  • Glass: A Journal of Poetry. ‘Uncle’ (May 2020) Link Here
  • SNACK Magazine. ‘Tornado Crush’ (November 2019)
  • Gutter ’17. ‘Supervet’, ISBN: 97819999145-0-9 (2018)
  • Gutter ’09. ‘Retirement Options’, ISBN: 9781908754-29-5 (2013)
  • Whisker Magazine. ‘Oxytocin’, Online Journal (2014)
  • Aesthetica. ‘Long Distance’, ISSN: 20488777 (2011)
  • The Cadaverine. ‘Hannah’, Online Journal (2011)
  • The Delinquent. ‘Turquoise Towels’ (2011)
  • Cannon Quarterly. ‘Welwyn Tunnels’, ISSN: 17456630 (2010)
  • The London Magazine. ‘Edinburgh Buses’, ISSN: 00246058 (2010)
  • The Journal. ‘For Sale’, ISSN:1466-5220 (2010)

Going back a little further, I have also appeared in:

  • Scene
  • The Cadaverine
  • The Delinquent
  • Silkworms Ink
  • Red Cross Annual
  • The Edinburgh Rascal
  • Whisker
  • The Student
  • The Journal
  • The University Paper

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My poem ‘Shape-Shift’ earned a winning place in the Charles Causley International Poetry Competition in 2017. ‘Long Distance’ won the Red Cross International Writing Prize in 2011, and ‘Couchsurfing at Nikolay’s’ was highly commended in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Prize in 2021. Various other poems have been shortlisted / highly commended in several competitions and slams, including the Aesthetica Creative Writing Prize, IdeasTap Editor’s Brief and the Edinburgh University Literary Society Slam.

More recently, a complete collection, Palls of Rust, has been shortlisted for publication by Broken Sleep Books and Stewed Rhubarb.

I have been invited to performed my work at numerous events and festivals, including Rally & Broad, the Hidden Door Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. If you’re interested in booking me, do drop me a line via the contacts page!

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