About Me

I am a widely published poet with my first full collection, Sacrifice Zones (Red Squirrel), published in 2020. I also have two pamphlet collections: Hauling-Out (Eyewear, 2016) and Stitch (Tapsalteerie, 2018), with a third – The Nakedness of the Fathers – coming from Broken Sleep in 2022. I’ve had poems featured in many journals and newspapers including: And Other Poems, Blackbox Manifold, Envoi, Magma, Gutter, Butcher’s Dog, Finished Creatures, The Herald, Interpreter’s House, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, Under the Radar, Banshee, Tentacular The Scotsman, The Compass, The Scores and more. I’ve been featured in the anthologies Be The First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry and Best British and Irish Poets 2016. I was poetry editor at the Glasgow Review of Books for six years and also co-edited New Writing Scotland for 3 issues. I have also judged or helped judge The William Soutar Prize, The Wigtown Poetry Competition, and the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards. I held the inaugural Callan Gordon Award as part of the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2013 and I have participated in many collaborative projects and residencies, including a Jerwood Residency at Cove Park experimenting on intermedia work with an electro-acoustic composer and a calligrapher. My poems have been translated into Arabic, Latvian, and Ukrainian. I am Project Coordinator at the Scottish Poetry Library and regularly chair or lead panels and workshops at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Push the Boat Out Poetry Festival. In addition, I hold a PhD in Religion, Literature, and Culture and lecture at the University of Glasgow.

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Scottish Poetry Library
Scottish Book Trust