PRIZES AND PUBLICATIONS

Prizes

Longlisted for the National Poetry Competition 2017
Selected for the Primers mentorship and publication scheme run by The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press (2017-2018)
Selected as a Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critic (2017-2018)
A winner of the Carefree Kids Poetry Competition 2016
Commended for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015 (Life Writing Category)
Shortlisted for the Fish Short Memoir Prize 2015
Highly Commended for the Poetry Book Society National Student Poetry Competition 2013

Publications in anthologies

14 of my poems appear in Primers Volume Three selected by Hannah Lowe, edited by Jane Commane, and published by Nine Arches Press (April 2018)

‘A poem about you’ – Highly Commended in the Poetry Book Society National Student Poetry Competition (2013) and published in the PBS anthology of winning poems, Have a Nice Time Here, You Are Nearly There

‘First Shoes’, ‘I Love Everything About Being a Mother’, ‘If’, and ‘New’ published in Crying for the Lost Tigers (London: Paekakariki Press, 2016)

‘If’ in Write to Be Counted edited by Jacci Bulman, Nicola Jackson and Kathleen Jones (2017)

Prose and poetry publications in literary journals, newspapers, and on websites

‘After Birth’ on MIROnline

‘Broken Plate’ in The Jamaica Sunday Observer

‘Consequences of Not Knowing My Father Tongue’ on MIROnline

‘Night-Glider’ in Femmeuary

‘Saturdays’ in Wasafiri, commended for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015

‘Spring’ in The North

‘Stir It Up’ in The Jamaica Sunday Observer

‘To the Wounded Among Us’ on Campus

‘The Same Journey Twice’ in The Jamaica Sunday Observer

Articles, Interviews and Reviews

Review of Jenny Sadre-Orafai’s Malak — published on The Poetry School website (Spring 2018)
Review of Nick Makoha’s Kingdom of Gravity — published in The Tangerine (Spring 2018)
Review of Josephine Corcoran’s What Are You After? — published in the PBS Bulletin (Summer 2018)
Review of Venus as a Bear and Interview with Vahni Capildeo — published in Mslexia (Issue 78, Summer 2018)
Review of Moniza Alvi’s Blackbird, Bye Bye published in The Telegraph (7th July 2018)
Review of Andre Bagoo and Ann Margaret Lim — forthcoming from Wasafiri (Summer 2018)

Numerous articles, interviews and reviews published in The Jamaica Sunday Observer
including an interview with Colin Channer and a review of Marlon James’ debut novel, John Crow’s Devil.

Reviews of my work

A Review of ‘Saturdays’ in My Literary Playground