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January – April 2021, The Sick Room

Worked with conductor Toby Thatcher, on a video performance of a monologue from The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, as part of an online project exploring concepts of illness in 19th Century literature.

 

January 2021, Threads Poetry Special, Threads Radio

Performed a poem for a programme hosted by the Repeat Beat Poet and Tice Cin about poetry in the pandemic.

 

November 2020, Interview with Wedding Ritual Blog

Wrote about my writing, influences and performances as a guest in their series of artist profiles.

 

July 2020, Barbican Cinema On Demand

Commission: a poetic film to accompany the online streaming of the film The Juniper Tree. I read the ‘Reverend Jon Steingrimmson spends the winter of 1755, in a cave at Gardar’. You can read about this in the Guardian.

 

July 2020, Outposts, ‘All my beginnings’

Performance in a poetry film for Outposts, a queer YouTube channel, which features Tice Cin and Troy Cabida.

 

July 2020, Sound Art Radio, ‘OK Galexa’

Commission: reading ‘They hid his heart in a whale, then made him eat the blubber’, as part of the third episode of OK Galexa, a docudrama crafted by the sound artist and writer, Femi Oriogun–Williams.

 

July 2020, Dragon Café and Dragon Café in The City

Performance on ZOOM for the Dragon Café, an organisation supporting people affected by mental illness.

 

April – May 2020, The Lockdown Listen Podcast

Commission: Two poems for this series, the first explores teaching, the second experiencing loss during lockdown.

 

November 2019, Logbooks Podcast, Episode 3

Commission: performed my poem ‘God Birth’ for this podcast, which explores LGBTQ+ life in Britain as noted by volunteers at Switchboard. This series won Best New Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020.

 

September 2019, Hornsey Parish Choir

Commission: wrote the libretto for a Christmas carol, ‘The Ice Carol’, with the composer Georgina Bowden.

 

July 2019, Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Podcast

Commission: ‘Sealing’, written for an episode where Andrew McMillan, Ella Frears and I shared our poems.

 

May 2019, Caged Birds Do, Brighton Festival

Performed poems written to celebrate Dr Maya Angelou, with Zena Edwards, Hibaq Osman, Bridget Minamore.

 

Oct 2018 – Jan 2019, Barbican Guildhall CLP: Modern Couples exhibit

Commission: read poems in response to this exhibition throughout the gallery, over 3 nights. Watch ‘Still Wife’

 

November 2018, Barbican and Radio 3, BBC Symphony Orchestra: Total Immersion

Wrote libretto for a collaborative performance of David Lang’s Memorial Ground, with the BBC Symphony Chorus, at the Barbican. I performed a poem with the choir, and was interviewed by Radio 3 for the broadcast.

 

October 2018, Time Out London

Commission: prose poem ‘Field’ in Time Out, honing in on the horrors of online dating in London.

 

June – September 2018, Barbican Guildhall CLP: Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship exhibit

Commission: writing and performing poems in response to this exhibit, across the different rooms of the gallery.

 

July 2018, Barbican Guildhall CLP: Subjects to Change 2018

Commission: ‘Tender’, a poem responding to the news in July. Content note for veiled references to sexual abuse.

 

April – June 2018, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning Project: A Change Is Gonna Come

Worked with Jacob Sam–La Rose, Boy Blue and Barbican Young Poets, to devise a dance and spoken word performance. We performed shows at the Pit, Barbican, and at the Barking Broadway.

 

August 2016, Brasenose College, University of Oxford

Brasenose College gave me a travel grant to visit Iceland, to write poems about its myths.  My poem ‘Einar Thorvaldson dissolved’ is published in The Kindling, ‘Mortify’ features in the Oxford Review of Books (ORB).

Whilst at university, my work was published in: the Isis, the Cherwell, the Oxstu, Panopticon, Seven Voices.

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