Heading for the stars (and beyond): creating a poetry collection.

The first time I came into contact with the idea of Dark Matter was when I was 17 and in the midst of reading Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. In the second volume of this trilogy, Pullman introduces the idea of dark matter being linked to parallel universes. To someone who has always had an… Continue reading Heading for the stars (and beyond): creating a poetry collection.


Creative Writing dissertations: a lesson in how to get your s**t together. 

In my third and final year at York St John University I undertook every students last stand: a dissertation. Because I was on a 50/50 split joint honors course of English Literature to Creative Writing I had the choice between a Critical dissertation or a Creative dissertation. So, yes partly because I new a critical… Continue reading Creative Writing dissertations: a lesson in how to get your s**t together. 

What it is to be apart.

In the dreaming hours, I am far away, drifting through unconscious plains or staring out to the sky of another city another town, another place, without you. The space between us is strained, like an elastic band about to snap. It's filled with the things we whispered to each other on nights where we only… Continue reading What it is to be apart.

Fighting writers block. 

So a lot has happened since I last updated this blog. Here's the short version: I completed my third and final year of university in York. This included my finishing of my precious baby, my dissertation...Which I got a 1st for!!! *distant cheers heard in the background likening to a live audience comedy show* I… Continue reading Fighting writers block. 

Millenials don’t care.

You say we're lost in phone screens that will one day melt our brains. You say we don't talk like you used to talk, around dinner tables, over your Sunday roast, family dinners. But you were speaking empty words. I say we are the ones you're scared of. We are everyone, we hear about what… Continue reading Millenials don’t care.