I've been writing poetry on and off all of my life, but it was only at the beginning of 2011 that I resolved to take it seriously, joining two writers groups: SaveAs Writers and Deal Writers. This marked the beginning of a very steep, but very enjoyable, learning curve! Since then, I've been delighted to have had poems placed in competitions, and also accepted for publication in magazines and collections. Here are some of the titles where my work has been published.
And here are six anthologies for the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year; those from 2011 and 2020 when I was shortlisted, and the other four where I was longlisted.