My poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review and The Forward Prize Anthology. My short collections include Mid Lands (Hearing Eye Press) and Earthworks (Stonewood Press) and the forthcoming Small Grass (Stonewood Press). I’ve read at The Oxford Times Literary Festival, The South Bank Centre in London, and for BBC Radio 3′s The Verb. I’m an editor of Brittle Star magazine and Marketing Manager for Writing East Midlands.
I was born in North Nottinghamshire and studied photography at Napier University, Edinburgh. I moved to London in 1997 and completed an MA (Fine Art) at Central Saint Martins, London. My work has been exhibited in Sheffield, Edinburgh, London and Poznan, Poland, including solo shows, and I’ve curated a number of international and UK exhibitions.
I launched my graphic design company, Silbercow, in 2000 which specializes in education and the arts. My clients include: Tate Modern, Refugee Council, The Poetry Society, The Poetry School, Enitharmon Press, Hearing Eye, Poetry London, Lambeth Archive, Writing East Midlands, Carcanet, Middlesex University, Newcastle University, Social Spider, and the Zoological Society of London. I’m an editor of Brittle Star magazine and play drums in in the band called Friends (since 1990). I launched Stonewood Press in 2011 with the Brittle Star anthology Said and done, because I wanted to extend the opportunities for new writing in the UK.