Poetry East – Saturday 25th September

Looking forward to my first live reading in a year and a half! Reading and Q & A with Maitreyabhandu at Poetry East, London Buddhist Centre, 7pm, Sat 25th September

Upcoming Readings – The Kids

16 OCT / BLOODAXE LAUNCH with Selima Hill and Stephanie Norgate (online)

20 SEPT / FOREST POETS (online)

25 SEPT  / POETRY EAST London Buddhist Centre (live)

30 SEPT / OVER THE EDGE (online)

1 OCT / POETICS OF HOME  with Jennifer Lee-Tsai, Shirley Lim and Kit Fan (online)


11 OCT / WHAT WE READ NOW with Richard Scott, Will Harris and Anna Selby (online)

7 OCT / BURLEY FISHER launch event (live)


Happy to see The Kids is reviewed here in the Guardian’s poetry roundup alongside brilliant collections by Daniel Sluman, Ray Antrobus and Gail McConnell 


Earl Cameron at the BFI

The BFI season on the late, wonderful Earl Cameron includes a screening of ‘Sapphire‘ on 10th August – I’ll be on a panal discussing the concept of ‘passing’ in a British context.

Launch Event for the Kids

I’ll be launching The Kids alongside new books from Selima Hill and Stephanie Norgate in 16th September 7pm. Hope you can join. Booking here


Poetry Talk with Hannah Lowe

PBS Choice – hurray!

I’m so pleased that The Kids is the Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn 2021, and in great company with titles from Jack Underwood, Raymond Antrobus, Togara Muzanenhamo, Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Kate Simpson, Jacek Gutorow, Threa Almontaser. The book will be out 16th September



“Borderliner” – my guest editorial for Writers Mosaic is just published – writers respond to the term in multiple ways. Many thanks to all those who contributed: Johnny Pitts, Arji Manuelpillai, Will Harris, Nina Mingya Powles, Pema Monaghan, Jay G Ying and Andy Martinez


Happy to read two poems from The Kids for this new BBC Radio 4 series ‘On Form’…the first episode is on the Sonnet.


Birkbeck Arts Week – conversation with Julia Bell