Soho Young WriteR in Residence

In 2014 I was chosen by London's Writer Development Agency Spread the Word to be the 'City Read Young Writer in Residence', a residency that took place in Soho. I spent a month there, teaching workshops and researching: the people who live and work there, the history of the neighbourhood and the way it feels to be in Soho - the geographical centre of the centre of London - day and night.

Spread the Word commissioned me to write 24 poems springing from this research, one for each hour of the clock, and each set in a different part of the neighbourhood. Curious Hands was the result, a part-fantasy, part-observational journal of a writing residency, and a love letter to a wonderful part of town.


As a result of my time in Soho, I became the co-editor of local paper the Soho Clarion for a year. An archive of all Clarions, past and present are online here.  

Curious Hands was a special commission and is no longer in print, but to order a copy please send me an email.


For writing enquiries please contact my agent Laura West.

To book me to speak or teach, please email me directly.

7–12 Noel St, Soho, London W1F 8GQ

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