Poems

‘To know you are female does not help’ is part of Insect Love Songs, inspired by a workshop given by Fiona Benson. Her project with Arts and Culture at University of Exeter has resulted in the anthology In the Company of Insects.

Do not indulge indigo

In 2019 my poem ‘Do not indulge indigo’ won second prize in the National Poetry Competition.

It was made into a film by James W. Norton, commissioned by the Poetry Society, and is a fascinating interpretation of the words.

In October of the same year, I had the opportunity of reading the poem at the Cosmopoética festival in Córdoba, Spain.

Caleb Parkin, who won second prize in the 2016 National Poetry Competition with his fascinating poem ‘The Desktop Metaphor’, has made a wonderful teaching resource out of ‘Do not indulge indigo’ which you can access here.

This downloadable document also contains writing prompts for the wonderful poem ‘Epistle from inside the Sharknado’ by Fran Lock.