I was Derbyshire Poet Laureate (2007-9). I’m a writer in primary & secondary schools, libraries and community projects, facilitating creative & reflective writing. Background in learning disability and mental health arts projects. Publications include: ‘Indoor Skydiving’, ‘Leap’ (Smith/Doorstop), ‘The Purpose of Your Visit’ (Smith/Doorstop), ‘Some Girls’ Mothers (Route), ‘You Are Here: Travels of a Derbyshire Poet Laureate’. Commissions: poems for Holocaust Memorial Day, for National Year of Reading, and a poetry trail for Rosliston Forestry Centre, part of the National Forest
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