‘Ragwort’ short-listed in O’Bheal Five Words Competition
‘Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3’ short-listed In Hungry Hill Competition: Poets Meet Politics
'The Unravelling and Images From the Work and The Coming of Postcodes to the Peninsular' long-listed for Poet of the Year 2016
‘The Naming Of The Animals’ Broadcast april 3rd on Channel Radio
‘Annie’s Dad’ Selected for Kent Life anthology
Commended in the Cafe Writers competition.
Shortlisted in the O'Bheal Five Words competition.
Second-placed winner in a competition run by Paper Swans Press and the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle, on the theme of roses
'Handed Down' long-listed for Poet of the Year 2016
'Late Turner' won third place in the Roundel Poetry Competition 2016
'Bringing Back the Damsons' short-listed for Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2016
'Passing Trains' and 'Four Elements : Air' long-listed for Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2016
Shortlisted for "East Kent People's Award Category" - 2014
Shortlisted for the Canterbury Culture Awards, "East Kent People’s Award" Category - 2013
Nominated for Canterbury Culture Awards 2011
Curous Voices - Poems inspired by items from the collection of The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury. Out early 2017
'Landfill' long-listed for Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2016
'The Core' has been accepted for the online magazines GULLZINE 2 and SALTZINE
'Partin Points' long-listed for Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2016
An excellent workshop led by Derek Sellen. Inspired by poems of rebellion such as Jenny Joseph's 'Warning' and Dylan Thomas's 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night', we wrote poetry and short prose pieces on childhood and adult rebellion. We were then challenged to think about acts of rebellion, both in our own lives and those of others. Building on the theme we imagined what it would have been like to be one of the soldiers or peasants involved in the Battle of Bossenden Wood, the last battle on English soil. I felt very inspired by the workshop and came away with the germ of a poem and a short story which I shall develop further. Thank you to Save As for organising this thought-provoking event.