A listing of poetic readings, publications and workshops

 

2019

Second collection, ‘What I heard on the Last Cassette Player in the World’, to be released with Indigo Dreams Publishing

Work to be published in two Seren pamphlets

Work to be published in For The Silent, an anthology in aid of the League Against Cruel Sports

Work to be published in the literary journals Riggwelter Press, Algebra of Owls, Foxtrot Uniform, Milk + Beans & Moonchild Magazine

July – performing at Ledbury Poetry Festival (yet to be confirmed)

July – performing at Mitcheldean Poetry Festival

July – poetry event ‘What I heard’ at Ross on Wye public library

March – work to be published in the Gloucestershire Poetry Society V10 pamphlet

February – poem published in the literary journal Bonnie’s Crew

February – interviewed by the literary website The Wombwell Rainbow

February – poem published in the literary journal Words for the Wild

January – two poems published in the literary journal Door Is A Jar

January – awarded third place in ‘There Is No Plan B’ Stafford Green Arts Festival poetry competition, with the work to be published in an anthology

 

2018

December – poem published in the literary journal Vamp Cat Magazine

November – two poems published in the literary journal Eunoia Review

November – three poems published in the literary journal Confluence

October – awarded ‘Commended’ in the 2018 Torbay Open Poetry Competition, and work displayed at the Torbay Poetry Festival

June – organised and ran a day-long workshop for 16 -18s at Wynstones, a Steiner Waldorf School

June – Mitcheldean Poetry Festival

June – Coleford Music & Words Festival

May – ‘Teach Me To Laugh Like…’ reading at Aston Ingham

April – Cheltenham Poetry Festival

April – read at a Hope Support Services fundraising event

March – work commissioned and read at ‘An Evening at Tibet’ event in Monmouth

February – work mentioned on UCB national radio

February – ran a discussion group with A-Level English students at Hereford Sixth Form College

January – ‘The Tightrope between the Stones’ reading at Ross Library

January – began one-on-one poetry mentoring

 

2017

December – Indigo Dreams: New Poetry event at the Diana Rooms, Cardiff

November – ‘How to Plant your Tigers in Straight Rows’ event at Mitcheldean Community Library

October – founded Rossiter Bookshop Poetry Group

September – work is used in Israeli schools to teach English

August – took my one-man poetry show ‘How to Plant your Tigers in Straight Rows’ to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

May – shortlisted for the 2017 Martin Starkie Poetry Prize

April – poetry displayed in shop windows in the Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway BigLit Festival

February – ‘After the Poet, the Bar’ is selected to be part of the Oxford Poetry Library

 

2016

December – work published in the literary journals Panoptica, The Kindling, Ash Magazine, The Hedge, Catweazle Magazine & Clear Poetry 

November – ‘Indigo Dreams Poets’ event at the Albion Beatnik bookshop, Oxford

October – ‘Indigo Dreams Poet On Tour!‘ event at the Bristol Poetry Festival

September – ‘An Evening of Poetry’ event at Rossiter Bookshop, Ross on Wye

August – released my first collection, ‘After the Poet, the Bar’, with Indigo Dreams Publishing

July – became Artist in Residence for a month with the Seven Voices Project, Oxford University

July – read alongside the poet laureates of England, Scotland & Wales at the Shore to Shore Pan Macmillan event in Monmouth

April – ‘Poets on the Loose!’ event with Jon Bowra at the Albion Beatnik bookshop, Oxford

April – read at the Beaufort Society launch within Oxford University alongside Alison Gomm, Nancy Campbell & Alex Christofi

January – spoke about poetry and my publication on Hereford & Worcester Radio

January – became Deputy Editor, contributor and blogger at the Cherwell, Oxford University’s independent student newspaper. Whilst there I conducted interviews with many cultural figures such as Michael Bond, Roger McGough, Owen Sheers, Rory MacLean & Richard Mabey

 

2015

December – won the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize

December – performed at Gin & Phonics and various other poetry readings across Oxford University

November – wrote the stage play ‘Valuables’, which was performed at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University

October – founded Slap, Oxford University’s independent poetry pamphlet

 

2013

January – ran various workshops and read at events within the charity Hope Support Services

 

2011

August – became Herefordshire Young Poet Laureate. Among other things I opened the 2011 Ledbury Poetry Festival and ran a workshop in a Hereford primary School with children’s poet Brian Moses