I’m a poet from Scotland. My first full-length collection, The Sleep Road, was published by Tapsalteerie in November 2021. I’ve received a number of awards for my writing and am the author of two previous Tapsalteerie pamphlets – Fios (2015) and An Offering (2018).
Having studied several languages at SOAS and completed a PhD on poetry and translation at the University of Glasgow, I’m very interested in the difficult connections between language/culture, locality and history. I like formal constraints and strange words, with a lot of my poems starting as responses to both.
As well as my research and other work, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in several translation exchange projects – with Russia, the Maghreb and Friesland. I’ve published widely in magazines, anthologies and the like, in the UK and elsewhere. I’ve also performed at literary festivals including Aye Write!, the BBC’s Contains Strong Language in Hull, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival and StAnza.