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Where the Heart Is Exhibition Opens

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In 2013, I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in Where the Heart is,  an artist in residence scheme with Age Concern in Central Lancashire. Working at Lady Elsie Finney House, a residential dementia care home in Preston, I worked with the staff, residents and family members to produce a series of […]

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The Emma Press Anthology of Poems About Age

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I’m very excited to be working with The Emma Press to edit one of their upcoming themed anthologies, a collection of poems on the subject of ageing. They’re a fantastic new small press that has already published some great poetry this year in their anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse, as well as some lovely anthologies […]

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Kim Scott Walwyn Award 2014

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I was delighted this year to be shortlisted alongside a group of very talented women for the Kim Scott Walwyn Award. The prize, which celebrates the professional achievements and promise of women who have worked in publishing in the UK for up to seven years, was awarded  this year in May at the Free Word Centre […]

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‘The Hard Words’ on DIAMetric

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Mark Butler, the Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling has used my poem ‘The Hard Words’ as a jumping off point for a very interesting blog post on the ethics of working with people with dementia to create poetry. I was very lucky to be a part of an artists’ […]

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