Much With Body longlisted for The Laurel Prize, 2022.

‘The Limits of Music as Time Travel’ commended in The Ver Prize, 2022.

Extract from ‘Much With Body’ awarded a New Writing North Northern Writer’s Award, 2020.

‘Heredity’ commended in Charles Causley Prize, 2019.

‘Girl Poets’ commended in Oxford Brookes Poetry Competition, 2018.

‘Habitats’ awarded third place in the Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition, 2017.

‘On this island’ commended in the Hippocrates Prize, 2017.

‘Hope Cove’ shortlisted in Gregory O’Donaghue Prize, 2017.

‘With Feathers’ commended in the Magma Editor’s Prize, 2016.

‘Gloria’ commended in the Ledbury Festival Poetry Prize (2015).

‘Begin’ shortlisted in the Fish Poetry Prize (2015).

‘A Short History of the Moon’ placed first in the Wigtown Poetry Prize (2014).

‘Heron/Snow’ placed third in the Battered Moons Prize (2014).

Shadow Dispatches shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year (2014).

Recipient of the New Writing North Andrew Waterhouse Prize, for ‘an exceptional new or emerging poet whose work reflects a strong sense of place or the natural environment’ (2014).

‘Causeway’ placed second in the Poets and Players Competition (2014).

‘Buzz Pollination’ placed joint second in the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Poetry Prize (2013).

‘A History of Flooding’ shortlisted for Wells Literature Festival Prize (2013).

‘Miracles of Light’ highly commended in the William Soutar Prize (2013).

Shadow Dispatches winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize (2012).

Unpublished collection shortlisted for Eyewear’s Melita Hume Prize (2012).


‘Hive’ shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize (2011).

‘Sky, Falling’ placed 1st in the Kent Sussex Poetry Society Competition (2011).

Awarded an Arts Council England grant to work on poetry collection (January 2011).

‘The Glorious Fellowship of Migraineurs’ commended in the Troubadour Poetry Competition (2010).

‘Swimming’ placed 3rd in the Ashbourne Festival Competition (2010); ‘In a dream a robin’ commended.

‘the bird who makes you afraid’ shortlisted for the Basil Bunting Prize (2010).

Unpublished collection shortlisted for an Eric Gregory Award (2010).

‘Kindling’ commended in the Wigtown Poetry Prize (2010).

‘When I lived alone’ commended in the McLellan Awards (2009).

Pamphlet bone song shortlisted for the inaugural Michael Marks Pamphlet Award (2009).

‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ placed 1st in the Troubadour Poetry Competition (2008).

‘Seven Nights of Uncreation’ commissioned after an open competition by Arts Council England, as part of the Abolition! project commemorating the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, 1807 (2008).

‘tree dreams’ shortlisted for the National Sonnet Competition (2007).

‘The Sangreal’ placed 3rd in the Strokestown International Poetry Competition (2004).

‘The most dangerous of all’ awarded the Sarah James Memorial Poetry Prize, Queen Mary (2002).


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