Poetry & more

“These poems offer a model for writing about mothers, daughters – and womanhood more broadly–fiercely and with a grace that flickers between gentleness and grit.” Stephanie Sy-Quia, Mslexia.

Winner of the 2013 Wasafiri new writer’s prize. Wasafiri are an incredible organisation that produce events, publications and a long-running academic journal that gives real critical attention to writers of colour and global literature. I was proud to be interviewed by them here

Winner of the Fables for a Modern World Word Factory competition 2015 with a story based on an opening line by Neil Gaiman. You can read it on the Word Factory

Shortlisted for the Science Fiction in the Medical Humanities competition 2016, anthologised by Freight Books/Shoreline of Infinity in A Practical Guide to the Resurrected.

Shortlisted for the Ordinary People, Exceptional Lives Hillingdon LitFest prize 2017. My story ‘Ghost Writer’ is included in the anthology and you can read it here 

Short stories published by Wasafiri, Bellevue Literary Review, Fox Spirit (Girl at the End of the World anthology)

Thrilled to have poetry for children published by The Emma Press (Watcher of the Skies and Dragons of the Prime anthologies).

I’m also trying to revise a children’s novel. Here I delve into my own childhood for a memory map, displayed with other 26ers at the Bloomsbury Festival.

I wrote about one of my favourite children’s books for 26 Twits, a celebration of Roald Dahl. My short piece on Danny, Champion of the World is on the 26 website!

In 2018, my centena for Manta Singh was published on the Imperial War Museum Armistice commemoration website and with @26 writers

In 2019 I wrote about the Gulmohar tree for @26 writers here

I was thrilled to be part of the Bloomsbury Festival again in 2020, exploring the mystic traces of such luminaries as Yeats, Tagore and Noor Inayat-Khan in Gordon Square for 26 Writers.

Recent poetry in Magma issue 77, Interpreter’s House , Anthropocene The Rialto 96 and Finished Creatures Issue 5.

I am excited to be part of an anthology, Climbing Lightly Through Forests, paying tribute to the wonderful Ursula Le Guin available now from aqueduct press