Publications and Projects

Poetry Publications

Unpacking published in One by Jacar Press

Sister published by Black Bough

Letters published by Re-side Zine (forthcoming 2020)

Confetti published by Butcher’s Dog Magazine (Issue 9)

Thanksgiving published by Parthian Books (Cheval 12)

In Bloom published by Lucent Dreaming

Welcome & Sabrina published by Broken Sleep Books
(forthcoming 2021)

Womanhood published by Brenda Magazine

Faith published by Paper & Ink Zine

Fasting published by The Cardiff Review

Blues published by Ink, Sweat & Tears (Shortlisted for Pick of the Month)

For Love published by I Am Not a Silent Poet

Projects and Awards

This Is Wales – Panel member & Ambassador Arts Council of Wales / Edinburgh Fringe 2019

I was chosen to sit as an external panel member for the Arts Council of Wales to advise and curate their Welsh showcase for the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This involved going through applications, discussing and advising with the board and creating their ‘Seeding For the Future’ initiative. I also attended Fringe as an ambassador for the programme.

Call of the Severn (audio story – release forthcoming) The Severn Estuary Partnership

Due for release in 2020, I co-wrote an audio story, Call of the Severn, with Lucy Smith for the Severn Estuary Partnership as part of their project which aims to connect coastal socio-economically deprived communities to the Estuary and promote wellbeing. The project involved research, running community sessions in Grangetown, Barry and Newport, as well as writing and recording the story.

Welsh Tour – Spoken Word performer Nescio Ensemble I joined Nescio Ensemble, a classical string orchestra from the Netherlands on their week- long Welsh tour as a spoken word performer. We spent time creating a set which merged my words and their music together and played a series of gigs over Wales. The tour aimed to make classical music accessible and push the boundaries of our genres through collaboration.

Voice Workshops – Facilitator Literature Wales Underrepresented Writers Scheme Receiving funding from Literature Wales’ Underrepresented Writers Scheme

Rising Stars Award 2020Literature Wales

I was one of three awarded a Rising Stars 2020 award by Literature Wales and Firefly Press, a scheme open to BAME poets writing for children. As a recipient of the award, I received a cash prize, the opportunity to shadow the Children’s Laureate of Wales at a school workshop session and publication.

Hunan-Iaith – Contributor Where I’m Coming from & Y Stamp

Hunan-Iaith is a bilingual project between Where I’m Coming From & Y Stamp that aims to bridge the gap between language and translation in our communities. As well as facilitating and curating the project as a Where I’m Coming From team member, I will also be contributing and translating work.

Articles, Reviews and Other Publications

Finding Voice, essay in Just So You Know, Parthian Books (forthcoming 2020)

Chance Encounters published by Wales Arts Review

Poetic Voice published by Wales Arts Review

Decolonising the Arts: Gentle/Radical 4 published by Wales Arts Review

2023 review

Bottom (Willy Hudson) review

Live – Hollie McNish review

Icons (Le Gateau Chocolat) review

Into the Light (Hijinx) review

Live – Hive City Legacy review