is a writer, editor, publisher and educator.
My poems have been published as a collection in Line Dancing (Categorical Books, 2009) as well as in the magazines Acumen, Brittle Star, Equinox, The Interpreter’s House, Logos, Orbis and South and more than a dozen anthologies. I have collaborated with artists as Poet in Residence at Brent Museum and Archives and as part of the Faversham Festival and with musicians in the touring show Daughters. Following my success as a member of the first Canterbury Laureate Squad, I have also contributed to many festivals and events by working with the public to create poems from their contributions.
My book London’s Oddities – providing information on scores of intriguing examples of the puzzling or bizarre features of the city’s streetscape – was published by Metro Publications in 2018. London’s Houses, which uncovers the architecture and history of some of the city’s most interesting domestic buildings, was published by Metro Publications in 2011 (second edition in full colour in 2014).
I also work to inspire other writers in schools and community settings. I have devised and delivered creative-writing and book-making workshops in schools and community settings in London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent and work as a project manager for the Royal Opera House education division.
I have worked for many years as both an editor and writer in book and magazine publishing in the fields of architecture, art and film. As co-director of Categorical Books, I edit and publish books of poetry, fiction, art and architecture. I also undertake freelance editing and copywriting projects for clients including the Royal Academy, the Royal Opera House, the British Film Institute, FUEL, Blenheim Art Foundation and many others.
I love the photo, Vicky! And thanks for linking to my blog. Would love to hear more about your Brent Residency…