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I was born in Cambridge in 1973 and grew up in Suffolk. I have written over seventy television scripts for Hollyoaks and Grange Hill as well as three tie-in novels. I started writing poetry in 2010 during a Creative Writing MA at Anglia Ruskin University and that year I was shortlisted for both the Fish Poetry Prize and the inaugural Picador Poetry Prize (chosen by Don Paterson, Jackie Kay, John Stammers and Sarah Crown). In 2012, I won the Crashaw Prize with the manuscript for my debut collection Milk Fever (Salt Publishing, 2012). I am also a Granta New Poet and an Agenda Chosen Young Poet. My poems have appeared in various literary magazines, on websites and in anthologies.  I have recently completed a long residency as Invited Poet at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge where I wrote (and am now editing) my second collection, Call Her Alaska.

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