About the Site

This is a blog of poems, paintings and photography. Not all of my poems are here, just the scraps and movements that feel ok to put up here. Not all of my photos are here, because no one wants that! Not all of my paintings are here, because I only put up a painting if it relates to the poetry, at least for now.

Me

I am 27, from Leeds, in the U.K.

Poetic Influences on the Poetry

Stephen Mitchell’s Iliad, Clive James’ Divine Comedy, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Zbigniev Herbert, Miroslav Holub, Vasko Popa, Luke Kennard, Emily Berry, David Jones, T.S.Eliot, Mallarmé, Yves Bonnefoy, Lorca, Poe, Rebecca Tamas, Sophie Collins, W.H.Auden, Ginsberg, Frank O’Hara, Shakespeare, Laura Riding, Emily Dickinson, Keith Douglas, Siegfried Sassoon, W.G.Sebald, William Carlos Williams, the Jim Jarmusch film ‘Paterson’, the Penguin anthology ‘The Earliest English Poems’, Mervyn Peake, Rebecca Elson, Brecht, Hera Lindsay Bird, Ben Lerner.