The Costa Book Awards Ceremony highlights…

‘Frank, funny, vulnerable’…The Kids reviewed in the Sunday Times

A little online reading…

The Kids is back in stock

Pleased to say The Kids is back in stock in shops, through the Poetry Book Society and online at Bloodaxe books



The Kids wins the Costa Book of the Year

I still can’t believe my little book of sonnets has won the Costa Book of the Year. Here’s to all the kids!

The Kids featured on The Jam Podcast

The Kids makes The Ilford Recorder! (and the Barking and Dagenham Post)

The Kids featured on ‘Read On’

The T.S Eliot Prize Reading 2021

Congratulations to Joelle Taylor and all of the wonderful shortlisted poets this year: Victoria Kennefick, Daniel Sluman, Kevin Young, Jack Underwood, Selima Hill, Raymond Antrobus, Kayo Chingonyi & Michael Symmons Roberts

Front Row

I had a lovely trip to Broadcasting House this week to talk to Tom Sutcliffe of BBC Radio 4 Front Row about The Kids (17 mins in!)