I’m an artist and writer based in Leeds.
I work with text, image, audio, video and performance making work about voice and proximity. I’m interested in words and how we say them, either written, verbally, silently; by occupying a space together, by being apart. My practice explores how we form in response to others, as a work of relief perhaps, according to the spaces and gaps that another’s physical and psychic form allow. So power eventually, I look at power.
My recordings – direct readings of my text, poetry and dialogues – are an attempt to clarify the author’s voice and anchor it permanently to the text. I publish, exhibit and perform live and online, most recently with The Poetry Society, Leeds Summer Group Show, Soanyway Magazine and Leeds City Museum. My work has been shortlisted for the 2019 Bridport Poetry Prize and the 2020 National Poetry Competition. The Bell Tower, my first collection, launches 27 May 2022 with The Emma Press and is available to pre order here.