Books and publications

My poetry has been published in a range of journals, including Bare Fiction, Iota, Anon, Tears in the Fence, The Morning Star, Litter and others, and featured in a number of anthologies.

I am the author of a book of poems, Assembly Lines, and co-author of a poetry-writing handbook, How to be a Poet (with Jo Bell).


Individual poems of mine can also be found online at:

Proletarian Poetry

And Other Poems

The Stare’s Nest

University of Warwick (includes audio recording).


Poetry Collections

Assembly Lines (Bloodaxe Books, February 2018)


Non-fiction, as Co-author:

How to be a Poet –¬†A twenty-first century guide to writing well by Jo Bell and Jane Commane (Nine Arches Press, 2017).



The Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt Publishing, 2011)

Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (Cinnamon Press, 2010)

Bluebeard’s Wives (Heaventree Press, 2006)

Sherb: New Urban Poetry from Coventry (Heaventree Press, 2005)


As Editor

Primers Volume One with Kathryn Maris

Primers Volume Two with Jacob Sam-La Rose

Maps and Legends: Poems to Find your Way By with Jo Bell