Prizes & Publications

SINGLE-AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS

My Name is Monster // novel / Canongate, 2019

German translation // Mein Name ist Monster / S. Fischer Verlage, 2020

Italian translation: Il mio nome è Mostro / Liberilibri, 2020

Turkish translation: title TBC / Ithaki, due 2020

Assembly Instructions // poetry pamphlet / Southword Ltd, 2019

Breaking the Surface // poetry pamphlet / flipped eye, 2017

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AWARDS / PRIZES

Manchester Poetry Prize // shortlisted / 2019

Manchester Fiction Prize // commended / 2019

Mslexia Poetry Competition // runner up / 2019 / ‘A 17th Century Guide to Beauty in Virginia’

Bridport Poetry Prize // Shortlisted / 2019

Magma Poetry Competition Editors’ Prize // Third Prize / 2019 / ‘Lanterns’

The Plough Short Poem Prize // Third Prize / 2019 / ‘The New Dress’ (read it here)

University of Canberra Vice Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize // Longlisted / 2019 / ‘An Unstoppable Force Meets An Immovable Object’

Newcastle Poetry Competition // Commended / 2019 / ‘Portrait of the Slave Owner as a Door’

Buzzwords Poetry Competition // Winner / ‘Prayer for Motel Rooms’ (read it here) / 2018

Munster Literature Centre ‘Fool for Poetry’ chapbook competition // winner / 2018

Manchester Poetry Prize // shortlisted / 2018

Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition // 2nd place / ‘Bugs’ (read it here) / 2018

University of Canberra Vice Chancellor’s Poetry Prize // shortlisted / ‘Song’ / 2018

Cumbria Writer of the Year Award // Shortlisted / 2018

Otley Poetry Prize // Highly Commended / ‘Ghosts’ / 2018

The Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition // Winner / ‘The Selkie’s Child’ / 2017

Jane Martin Poetry Prize // Winner / 4 poems (read them here) / 2017

Robert Tannahill Poetry Competition // 2nd place / ‘Stick’ / 2017

Frogmore Papers Poetry Prize // Shortlisted / ‘Offcomer’ / 2017

Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize // Shortlisted / ‘You’re in My Blood like Holy Wine’ (read it here) / 2016

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COMMISSIONS

National Trust // Talking Places / 2018-19

Up for Arts Cumbria // Armistice Day Centenary Poem / 2018

Theatre by the Lake // creative trailer / 2018

Barbican Centre // The Art of Change: Subject to Change / 2018

National Poetry Day & BBC Local Radio // Free The Word / 2017

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THEATRE

Gretna // folk opera / Théâtre Volière / Marchland Arms, London, 2019

The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash // musical theatre / co-written with composer Stephen Hyde / Edinburgh Fringe C Venues, 2017

Lyrics for Macbeth // folk song lyrics / The Three Inch Fools touring theatre production / 2016

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RADIO

Tongue and Talk: The Dialect Poets, ep. 3: Cumbria // writer & presenter / BBC Radio 4, 2019

Front Row // guest / BBC Radio 4, 2019

Open Book // panel guest / BBC Radio 4, 2019

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ANTHOLOGIES

Customs & Duty // Théatre Volière / 2019

This Place I Know // Handstand Press / 2018

Mill // Templar Poets / 2015

Eloquence in Times of Crisis // Barbican Young Poets / 2012

Lines Underwater // Poems Underwater / 2012

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

in bath magg // ‘My Mother Visits Neodesha’ / 2020

in Carol Ann Duffy’s Write Where We Are Now lockdown poems // ‘Ease’ / 2020

in Under the Radar // ‘The Call’ & ‘The Wagon’ / 2020

in Mslexia // Issue 84 / ‘A 17th Century Guide to Beauty in Virginia’ / 2019

in Mslexia // Issue 83 / ‘Feathers’ / 2019

in Magma // ‘Lanterns’ / 2019

in Far Off Places // ‘Free Period Behind the Bowling Hut’ / 2018

in The North // ‘Wolf’, ‘Teaching Grammar in a Poetry Lesson’ / 2017

in The Compass // 3 poems / 2015

in Cadaverine // 2014

in Interpreter’s House // 2014

in Poetry Review // 2012

in The Frogmore Papers // 2012

 

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RESIDENCIES

KSP Emerging Writer in Residence // Perth, Australia / 2021 (postponed from 2020 due to coronavirus)

Heinrich Boell Cottage Writer in Residence // Ireland / 2020

Gladstone’s Library Writer in Residence // Wales / 2020

Hawthornden Castle Writer in Residence // Scotland / 2020

Passa Porta Writer in Residence // Brussels, Belgium (in collaboration with Flemish Literature Fund & National Centre for Writing) / 2019

MacDowell Colony Fellowship // New Hampshire, USA / 2019

Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence // Cumbria, UK / 2019

Creative Futures Cumbria Arts in Education Conference: Writer in Residence // Cumbria, UK / 2014

Young Poet in Residence at Theatre by the Lake // Cumbria, UK / 2013