Welcome


I'm a writer, editor and tutor living in London and am director of the Poetry Book Fair. I am half-Italian. I've previously worked in educational publishing, children's publishing, in videogames magazines, as Digital Co-ordinator at the Poetry Library, as Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire, and most recently as a comics editor, on various titles including the New York Times Bestselling The Wicked + The Divine. I once sailed across the Indian Ocean. My first full collection of poems BEAR will be published by Bloodaxe Books in 2017.

My pamphlet Flying into the Bear was published in 2013 by HappenStance Press and was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards. The TLS called it "the most energetic, delightful collection you will read this year". (That year.)

My poems and essays have appeared in various places, including Adventures in Form, Poetry London, Poetry Review, The Rialto, The Scotsman, S/S/Y/K and Tears in the Fence and I have read at many venues, including the Southbank Centre and for BBC Radio 3. I am Joint Editor of the (currently snoozing) world's first and finest edible poetry magazine: Poetry Digest.

I have three other pamphlets, most recently Epigraphs (if p then q), as well as The Jam Trap (Soaring Penguin) and ANGELA (Sidekick Books), both created in collaboration with comics artists (ANGELA originally started life as pamphlet/concrete poetry broadside Murder, She Wrote). I have taught on poetry and comics for the Poetry School, and run an informal poetry and comics workshop. There's a poetry comics scrapbook online here.

I recently edited the UK's first book on poetry comics for Sidekick Books: Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics. Alan Moore was kind enough to say "I really can't recommend this venture highly enough".