I was born in Portsmouth.

I grew up in Wiltshire.

I studied Fine Art at the Swindon College of Art and Design, then at Middlesex University.

At the University of East Anglia, I was awarded a Masters in Creative Writing.

I live in East London with my partner and two daughters.  As well as being a poet, I am a Head Teacher.  

My first, award winning pamphlet collection is Welcome Back to the Country, published by Seren.

My full length collection, The Hitting Game, was published in 2014, again by Seren.

 In January 2017, the Black Light Engine Room published Computer Generated Crash Test Dummies.  

In March 2019, Against the Grain published Well.

In Charge of the Gun, published by The Black Light Engine Room in 2021, is available now.