The first time my poem "Please pay at the reception desk on your way out" was published was in the late autumn of 2020. It was accepted by Blanket Sea, a small indie publication dedicated to poetry about chronic illness. I received the honour of having my poem nominated for the Best of the Net … Continue reading Please pay at the reception desk on your way out @ Kaleidoscope
after Mustafa Kör Comes a day when youall promises notwithstandingare no longer inthe midst of battle commandingbread and love The body proved a toolthat performs what the prompter asked Done with the unrestand the tragedy of heartsThe mystical had a star roleespecially for you You wailed across the worldwhen you became human and balled your … Continue reading Poetry in translation: Thawed
Photo by Sasha Sashina on Unsplash In April of last year, I wrote a series of found poems as part of a project for NaPoWriMo. One of my favourite poems from this series has now found a home with Rogue Agent. The poem is based on an essay by poet and science writer Kate Horowitz … Continue reading The problem – poem published @ Rogue Agent
You may have heard that I had a poem accepted by Emma Press for their latest anthology. I am thrilled to bits and will be attending the book launch, which takes place on Zoom on Oct 2, 2020 at 07:00 PM (London time!) If you would like to join in, you can use this link … Continue reading The Emma Press Anthology of Illness book launch!
Visit Blanket Sea to read or listen to my new poem "Please Pay at the Reception Desk on Your Way Out", a poem that describes the experience of trying to get medical support for ME/CFS.
The Trip Up is a poem about feeling different because of a chronic illness. When people find out, or when you tell them, reactions are mostly uncomfortable. In one moment you become "an other" and people become unsure around you. You can read the poem here in the latest issue of Rogue Agent.