Unreal, uncertain, unqualified poetry
Poetry interests me in a number of ways. First and foremost, it’s always been an emotional outlet for me, which I only started sharing in Spring 2018.
But my poetry also increasingly overlaps with my ecocritical research: for me, poetry is an ideal mode through which to express ecoanxiety and solastalgia. I am particularly drawn to the forms of haiku and haibun, which allow me to explore the intersections between mindfulness and the natural world: only by taking the time to observe and ingest my environment can I begin to unpack my complex and often repressed relationship to it.
I am also interested in sharing the ideas and experiences ecocritical poetry offers with other people, and as of December 2021, I became the current Researcher-in-Residence for the British Haiku Society, working on a creative archival project called Twisting Point: the evolution of haiku in the climate crisis. I’ve also had several publications, worked with Wagamama to create engaging haiku competition spaces, am listed on the Haiku Foundation Registry, and am of course a member of the fabulous British Haiku Society. If you’d like to chat about readings or workshops, please get in touch.
Single haiku | Temple: British Haiku Society Anthology, December 2021
Single Haiku | Presence #67, September 2020
Runner up in the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar 2021 Competition | April 2020
Shortlisted for the Museum of Haiku Literature Award 2019 | December 2019
Single haiku | Blithe Spirit 29.3, August 2019
Single haiku | Frogpond 41.3, January 2019
Two haiku | Blithe Spirit, December 2018
Single haiku | Wild: British Haiku Society Anthology, November 2018
Three haiku | Blithe Spirit, August 2018