editor, poet, critic & researcher
I am an award-winning editor, poet, critic, and researcher, writing through the sixth mass extinction.
I have edited ecopoetry collections for Faber, Valley Press, and New Writing North – working with Laurel and Forward Prize-winning poets, and have guest edited for numerous poetry magazines and journals, including being a Contributing Editor for Ambit.
I have written broadly on poetry, fiction, and natural history for the Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Poetry School, PN Review, and The London Magazine, amongst others.
My 2021 anthology, Out of Time: Poetry from the Climate Emergency, was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation – lauded as the ‘definitive anthology for this decisive decade’. It was listed as one of the Guardian’s Books of the Year. The title was endorsed by Sally Carruthers, Executive Director of the Poetry School, and Daljit Nagra, Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, amongst others.
I was part of editorial team at Aesthetica Magazine from 2016 to 2022. I wrote for, and edited, over 35 editions of the bi-monthly arts and culture publication. I also worked across a number of additional projects, editions, and competitions, including the Aesthetica Art Prize, Creative Writing and BAFTA-Qualifying Short Film Festival, whilst programming for major lecture series and events, including five editions of the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium.
In my various roles as an editor, journalist and events programmer, I have collaborated with numerous large-scale institutions, publishers, galleries, festivals and organisations, Select collaborators have included Apple, Audible, Bloomsbury, British Journal of Photography, Carcanet, Guardian, Granta, Guggenheim, London Art Fair, MIT Press, London Review of Books, Penguin Random House, Sony, V&A, Royal Academy and more.
I have spoken at numerous events including Frieze London, Durham Book Festival, and Sotheby Arts Publishers Fair, amongst others, and judged numerous literary and cultural awards, including, in 2021, the Sony World Photography Awards, and poetry awards alongside Rebecca Tamás, Inua Ellams, Ian McMillan, Imtiaz Dharker, and Daljit Nagra.
I have been interviewed by the likes of MagCulture and XR Writers, and have received press coverage in the TLS, Guardian, and more.